Dell Aero

Dell Aero for AT&T gets $100 retail release [Updated]

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? Update: 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)
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Dell Aero Gains FCC Approval

Guess it won’t be long now, this device was promised for a Q2 release and the end of that quarter is fast approaching. The Dell Aero has just received approval from the FCC. This device is expected to land on AT&T in June. This device will keep the name Aero at launch, often times the name is changed when a device is released.

Dell Aero confirmed to offer all of Google’s apps

The first batches of these handsets that were tested were missing nearly all of Google’s apps. Like the Bacflip, this handset was also going to have a few core Android apps replaced by bloatware. The most notable omission was Yahoo Search integration instead of Google’s search. Dell has recently confirmed that all of Google’s app will be installed on this device.

Dell Aero hands-on and UI walkthrough – Video

Like most new phones, AT&T and Dell are trying to keep the information on this phone tight lipped until they are ready to officially introduce it. Engadget managed to get some hands on time with the Aero at this year’s CTIA and there were a few surprises packed into this phone. Needless to say they are not the type of surprises we like around here.

AT&T Dell Aero gets official

AT&T have announced their first Android smartphone, the Dell Aero, which looks to be their rebadge of the Dell Mini 3.  Details on the handset are scant - we're expecting to hear more at CTIA Wireless 2010 this week - but AT&T have confirmed that they've worked with Dell on re-skinning the standard Android UI. Otherwise we're guessing the handset is a 3G phone with a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 touchscreen display, and a 3-megapixel auto-focus camera with flash.  There's also Bluetooth, a microSD slot, and GPS. According to the AT&T press release there will eventually be an Aero mini-site at www.att.com/aero; however it doesn't appear to be live at time of writing.