AT&T has pre-announced its plans to offer the Dell Aero, which is apparently a re-branded version of Dell’s first smartphone running Google’s Android OS.
Today’s announcement was very light on specifics, but this carrier is promising to fill in all the details “soon”.
Essentially all that’s known for sure right now is that the Aero will run Android and include an alternate user interface created especially for it by Dell and AT&T.
Pricing and a release date have not yet been revealed.
Dell Aero = Dell Mini 3iX?
Although AT&T did not say this, the Aero is almost certainly a re-named version of the Dell Mini 3iX — pictures of the two show that they are nearly identical, and the Mini 3 series is Dell’s first Android-based smartphones.
If so, then this upcoming AT&T model will have a 3.5-inch, 360-by-640 touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, and a microSD memory card slot. In addition to Wi-Fi and 3G, it will have Bluetooth.
In addition to the additional details on the Aero that AT&T has promised, there are also unconfirmed reports that this carrier is going to pick up a second Android OS-based model from Dell.
The Dell Mini 5 will be bigger an its sister model, as it will sport a 5-inch display with a WVGA (800 by 480 pixel) resolution. This will be a capacitive Touchscreen with support for multi-touch.
It is not known when the Mini 5 will be released n the U.S., either.