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Dell Streak MID to be first Android device on AT&T?

We hear from sister site SlashGear about the Dell Streak MID, which will use Android as its Operating System. Chinese Commercial Times is claiming that AT&T will be the US carrier of this Dell device, and that it will be built by Qisda. An exact release date was not given, just the year, which is 2010. Now at this point in time, all this is just rumors, but it is kind of weird and funny that the company that hasn't release a single Android device and the company who doesn't want to release an Android phone in the US - at least not yet - join forces to release this device. Maybe it makes sense, maybe I'm just crazy, nevertheless, it is weird. Don't you think? Let us know in the comments what you think is going on. Anyway, the Dell Streak seems to be a nice device, and as far as we know, it sports a 5-inch WVGA 800 x 480 touchscreen, WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G WWAN connectivity. It also has a 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, a microSD card slot for extra storage, and a 1,300mAh battery. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JHHB1ua88E&feature=player_embedded#[/youtube]

Dell Mini 3i gets Unboxed after a few Hours of been Officially Announced

So Dell already announced that it will be marketing an Android smartphone in China and Brazil. Well, a few hours later the same Dell smartphone - named Mini 3i - was unboxed by the guys over at PConline. Also, a few surprises were revealed on this unboxing. For some reason, Dell decided that a 3.5mm headphone jack - which any respectable phone has nowadays - is not important to have on this smartphone. Instead, they included a handsfree kit of their own, which connects to the miniUSB port. The good thing for those who want to use their own headphones is that Dell also included a miniUSB to 3.5mm headphones adapter socket. Another surprise is that they put a stylus as part of the goodies inside the box of the Mini 3i. But don't worry, the phone does have a 3.5-inch capacitive display, the stylus is similar to the Pogo stylus for the iDon't phone. And the truth is that many people in China will appreciate this when they get to input Chinese characters. When exactly will this new Android phone make its way to the US is uncertain. But we'll keep you up to date. [Via SlashGear]

DELL to sell Android based Mini 3 Smartphone

Okay, so we knew it was coming, Dell gets their hands on anything they can, so an Android smartphone from Dell was the obvious next step. First, Dell’s official blog confirmed the news, and then, the official press release came out. But first, it'll show up in China and Brazil. Why in those two countries first? Well, according to Dell, size baby, size, China Mobile has over 500 million subscribers, and Claro in Brazil serves more than 42 million people. I personally do not believe all those 500 million in China will buy a Dell phone, but hey, what can I say, Dell wants them to. Dell has already an existing telecom partnership with both, China Mobile and Brazil's Claro. Lets not forget that back in April, Dell was the first to embed China Mobile’s technology into the Mini 10 netbook. Here's what Ron Garriques, President of Dell Global Consumer Group had to say:
Our entry into the smart phone category is a logical extension of Dell’s consumer product evolution over the past two years. We are developing smaller and smarter mobile products that enable our customers to take their internet experience out of the home and do the things they want to do whenever and wherever they want.

Dell Streak Android MID leaks online

I guess Dell is not only getting set to launch its Android-powered smartphone on the US market next year. Today some leaked pics of an Android-powered MID from Dell called the Streak have turned up online. The machine is pegged as a model for the US according to its label.

Dell looks at Android smartphone for AT&T network

Dell has a smartphone on the market in China that is based on the Marvell oPhone. The oPhone is a device that was designed and built by Marvell to allow companies to get into the smartphone market without needing to do all the work themselves. Dell is now reportedly looking to bring its oPhone to America.

Boring Dell mini 3i hits China

When I first heard that Dell was bringing smartphones out and then heard the rumor that it was unable to find a carrier in the U.S. for the devices, I wondered why. I figured that the reason was that the Dell smartphone had nothing compelling in its feature set. It appears that assumption was correct. After week of blurry leaked images, the Dell Mini 3i handset has officially debuted in China. All I can say is that the device is a turd and I see why no one wanted it here in the States.

Analysts expect Dell Android phone to hit China

Dell has said on a couple occasions that it will be entering into the smartphone market. Dell is eyeing this market as a way to improve profitability by stepping into a market that is growing well despite the poor economy and the slump in global PC sales. According to Barron's analysts believe that Dell will have a limited launch of an Android-based smartphone through China Unicom this fall. Analyst Ashok Kumar from Collins Stewart cites Foxconn as the source for the news.

Dell working on Android-powered device

We already know that several of the largest computer makers on the planet are looking at entering into the smartphone market. We also already know that several of the companies are looking to Android as the OS for the devices. The Washington Post reports that Dell is working on an Android-powered device, but the device isn't the long anticipated Dell smartphone. The device is believed to be an Android-powered MID that will connect to the Web, but not make calls along the lines of the iPod touch.

Dell’s Android MID plans: still experimenting

According to the Wall Street Journal, Dell is sitting on a number of Android prototype devices that offer MID-style internet access.  Described as being "slightly larger" than Apple's iPod touch, the touchscreen prototypes are said to be ARM-based and, from the sound of things, very much in the experimental stage. Dell have made no secret of the fact that they've been experimenting with Android.  Back in May the company demonstrated a netbook running the open-source OS, though they were clear that it was only a prototype and not confirmation of an upcoming production model. This latest leak appears to be more of the same; another source, who claims to have been briefed on Dell's plans, suggests that the Android MID could be put into production for a release later in 2009, or alternatively "the plan could be delayed or scrapped entirely."  Dell are apparently considering distributing the MID via carriers, similar to the manner in which their 3G-enabled netbooks are sold; there's also talk of a separate line of Android-based smartphones still in the works. [via SlashGear]
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