Dell is reportedly working on a slender, lightweight and inexpensive smartphone running Google’s Android OS. The Dell Smoke will have a design similar to the Palm Pixi, with a small keyboard fixed below its QVGA touchscreen.
The model is supposedly aimed at business users who exchange frequent emails and also want access to their documents when on the go.
According to a product description that has leaked out of Dell, the Smoke will have a 2.8-inch, QVGA (320 x 240 pixel) Touchscreen and a portrait-oriented miniature keyboard on its front.
It will reportedly run the next version of the Android OS, code-named Froyo. On top of this will be a custom user interface Dell is calling Stage.
The smartphone will be able to access both consumer and enterprise email systems, come with a highly-functional web browser, and include Adobe Flash Player 10. It will also include software to edit Microsoft Office documents and view PDFs.
Wireless and More
The Smoke will allegedly be a quad-band GSM phone with tri-band 3G (14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.76 Mbps HSUPA). In addition, it will have Wi-Fi (b/g), Bluetooth 2.1, and a GPS receiver.
Other items on the leaked specifications list include a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, 1170 mAh battery, microSD memory card slot, accelerometer, compass and a proximity sensor.
Coming Next Year
The Dell Smoke is supposedly scheduled to debut in the second quarter of 2011.
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