AT&T finally jumps on the Android bandwagon

January 6th at 1:55 PM

AT&T finally jumps on the Android bandwagon


AT&T made it official just now — the wireless carrier will release five new Android handsets in the first half of 2010. Of the five, three will be exclusive to AT&T and include:

  • a Motorola smartphone with MOTOBLUR and a unique form factor, presumably the Motorola Motus/Backflip
  • a Dell smartphone, the Dell Mini 3 that we saw at the FCC late last year and was confirmed by Dell today
  • an HTC smartphone, also an exclusive to AT&T

That leaves two remaining handsets, one of which may be the Nexus One, while the other is open for speculation. More →


Dell Mini 3i details confirmed prior to China Mobile launch

November 23rd at 7:44 AM

Dell Mini 3i details confirmed prior to China Mobile launch


Thanks to a China Mobile press release, the details that we leaked back in August about Dell’s Android-powered Mini 3i are now confirmed. According to both sources, the Mini 3i will pack a 3.5” nHD (640×360) display, Quadband GSM/EDGE, 3 megapixel camera with zoom, auto-focus, flash, and video capture, Bluetooth, GPS navigation, and microSD expansion (up to 32GB). Dell’s first serious smartphone venture will be available to China Mobile’s 500 million strong subscriber base in “Red Passion” and “Oiled Bronze” variants later this month. Full press release after the break.
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Dell's Mini 3i now official in China

August 17th at 7:57 AM

Dell's Mini 3i now official in China

Damn are our ninjas good. Dell’s Android-based China Mobile-bound Mini 3i, a smartphone that we first caught a glimpse of in mid-June, is now official. Unveiled today in Beijing, the Mini 3i (also apparently MINI3i) is an Android-based smartphone that runs on the Open Mobile System. Spec wise, the Mini 3i is not particularly impressive especially considering that it is EDGE-only and lacks Wi-Fi. Regardless, the handset is definitely a contender in the Chinese market where not even the carrier-pwner that is Apple can manage to release a Wi-Fi-enabled handset. Here’s the low-down on the specs:

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE class 12
  • Size: 68.6cc
  • 103g grams weight
  • Dimensions: 58 x 122 x 11.7mm
  • Display: 3.5″ nHD 640×360 LCD, 18-bit, 262K colors
  • OTA capable
  • Microsoft Exchange support
  • Google, AIM, Yahoo and MSN IM support
  • 3 megapixel auto-focus, flash, 8x digital zoom camera with 30fps video shooting mode, built in photo editor
  • USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • A-GPS
  • On-screen QWERTY keyboard, hardwriting recognition, multi touch UI
  • MicroSD slot

Hit the jump for a few more shots.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

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