Dell’s first foray into the smartphone market is an entry-level model, but details have come to light about a model that will offer a range of high-end features including a very large, high-resolution display.
According to information that has leaked from Dell, the Thunder will have a tablet shape and a 4.1-inch, WVGA, OLED display.
The Dell Thunder will supposedly run Google’s Android OS 2.1 with a custom user interface created by Dell on top. In addition to the standard suite of communication and entertainment software, it is going to be one of the first to launch with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 as well as dedicated players for YouTube and Hulu.
Many details on this smartphone remain unknown, but it will allegedly include Wi-Fi, the Swype text-entry system, and an 8 megapixel camera along with video and photo editing software.
Patience is Required
The release date for a GSM/HSPA version of the Dell Thunder is reportedly going to be in the fourth quarter of the year. It will supposedly have full support for AT&T’s network, but that doesn’t automatically mean the carrier is going to pick it up.
An upgrade to the 4G standard LTE is supposedly coming in 2011.
Joining the Family
In the past few months, Dell has announced two smartphones running the Android OS. The Dell Mini 3 will be a low-priced smartphone with a 3-inch touchscreen, while the Dell Mini 5 will have a 5-inch one.
The Mini 3 is going to be released by AT&T after undergoing a name change to the Dell Aero. Unconfirmed reports say the Mini 5 is also headed for AT&T and could also be introduced by T-Mobile.
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