Dell's Streak tablet may be getting all the Android attention for the company in the US, but they've followed up with a retail launch
of the Dell Aero
smartphone. Packing a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 touchscreen, 624MHz Marvell CPU, 5-megapixel camera and triband UMTS/HSPA for the AT&T network, the Aero is available direct from Dell priced at $99.99 with a new, two-year agreement.
Your money also gets you Dell's UI enhancements, together with WiFi and Bluetooth, all wrapped up in what the company reckons is - at 3.67oz - one of the lightest Android smartphones around. Any takers?
We spoke to Dell and they confirmed the Aero runs Android 1.5 Cupcake. They're calling the OS a "superset" of Cupcake, due to their modifications:
Dell developed a tremendous amount of customization and features on top of cupcake to deliver the experiences that matter most to customers. Popular features Dell incorporated on top of cupcake include Microsoft email with Active Sync, handwriting recognition, one-click upload of photos to social sites. We’ve also pre-loaded popular applications such as Facebook with integrated phonebook and calendar, added a connection manager, and implemented Search on the device or web.
Additional benefits for the Dell Aero:
· Dell Aero comes with an 8x zoom with on-device photo & video editing functionality
· Asynchronous BT/Wi-Fi
· Multiple widget support
· Sync with Windows Media Player
· Desktop Suite Syncing tool – includes syncing with iTunes (Non DRM)