AT&T is reportedly going to release Dell’s first two devices running Google’s Android OS during the summer.
The Dell Aero and the Dell Mini 5 will run the same operating system, but have very different designs. The Aero will be a low-priced device smartphone with a 3-inch touchscreen, while the Mini 5 will have a much larger display.
AT&T hasn’t officially announced when the Aero is going to be available, although according to an unconfirmed report, it will debut in June.
The carrier also hasn’t officially announced plans to offer the Mini 5, but leaked information indicates that the device will be released by AT&T this summer.
Prices for the models are still unknown.
A Preliminary Overview of the Dell Aero
Dell’s first smartphone will run Android and include an alternate user interface created by Dell and AT&T.
The carrier hasn’t revealed all the details for the Aero, but it is a re-named version of the Dell Mini 3iX, which has a 3.5-inch, 360 x 640 pixel touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, GPS, and a microSD memory card slot. In addition to Wi-Fi and 3G, it’s going to include Bluetooth.
A Preview of the Dell Mini 5
Dell’s first Android-powered tablet computer will have a 5-inch display with a WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) resolution. This will be a capacitive Touchscreen with support for multi-touch.
It is going to run Google’s Android OS on a 1 GHz processor. The prototype units that have been shown for the last month or so runs the older OS 1.6, but according to reports, it will debut with something more recent, possibly version 2.1.
Dell’s mini-tablet will sport 3G wireless access, and will also include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
The Mini 5 is going to sport a 5-megapixel camera on its back, and a front-facing one for video conferencing.
In addition, it will include a 3.5-mm headphone jack.
The tablet and its successors are going to be bundled with a suite of entertainment, communications and productivity software, as well as an Adobe Flash player.