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Images & Specs Leak of Dell's Android Smartphone

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Images & Specs Leak of Dell Android Smartphone

Could Dell be about to get its first smartphone very, very right?

BGR now claims to have full details of the so-called 'Ophone mini31i' (best keep thinking about the branding Dell) and even scoops this extremely blurry multi-angle shot. So what do we learn?

In short that we have a potential iPhone 3GS rival, with the mini3i allegedly running a customised version of Android, sporting a 3.5in 640 x 360 18bit multi-touch display, aGPS and Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR. There is also a 3MP camera with autofocus, flash and 30fps video recording alongside Microsoft Exchange support, integrated handwriting recognition, a multi-client IM and a microSD expansion slot. At just 58 x 122 x 11.7mm and 103g it's extremely pocket friendly too.

Question marks? Since this is supposedly heading to China first there's nothing about HSDPA (surely a given), while there's no mention of WiFi or what internal memory there will be. BGR's sources do say the Ophone mini3i is "launch ready" however so we might not be waiting long.

Are smartphones becoming the new netbooks? Does Google Android mean there is little barrier to any company now wishing to challenge the established smartphone players? I certainly hope so...

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via BGR

xbrumster

August 14, 2009, 8:29 pm

Does Dell hire designers from Motorola? I can't even recall what this ophone resembles...

Peter 20

August 14, 2009, 9:34 pm

Am I the only person who still remembers the original promise of Google's Android mobile OS? and that was to make cell phones dirt cheep given that OS would be for fee. For now it appears the Android phones are more expensive than their Windows Mobile cousins. Even though i absolutely hate windows mobile I don't think I'll be buying any Android phones any time soon either.

Gavin Hamer

August 14, 2009, 10:13 pm

Presumably they don't have trademarks in China, because Lenovo are supposed to be launching a 3.5" Android iPhone rip-off called the "Ophone". Surely one of them will be forced to pick another vowel.... A-Phone, U-Phone, E-Phone...





http://www.trustedreviews.com/...





http://www.pcworld.com/article...

xbrumster

August 14, 2009, 10:43 pm

@Gavin, you'd be surprised what the Chinese market has got - not to mention the brother and sisters of iphone, they even have iphone nano/mini on the shelves...

joose

August 15, 2009, 2:50 am

@Peter - I'm with you here. I remember the demonstration on the Texas Instructions phone.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v... (1:20 seconds in)





This is still the Android phone I want!

Tarik Bos

August 15, 2009, 4:02 am

AAAAAAAAAAH a smart phone with great specs that looks to be build on a great OS and a camera with flash?!?! this might be the awesome-o phone. hope its not ugly and they've done some good work with the os.

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