Last week, we came across what appeared to be blurry promotional shots of the upcoming Dell Android smartphone. To be name the Dell Mini 3i, this phone has now made it into the real world and we’ve got the photos to prove it.
Word of a Google Android phone from Dell had been swirling around for months, but we had very little in terms of substantial evidence to suggest its real existence. We’re still taking these pictures with a slight grain of salt, given that it could very well be a knockoff, but this is starting to look a lot more legitimate.
As you may recall, the Dell Mini 3i Android smartphone will not have 3G or Wi-Fi. Destined for the Chinese market, this phone gets equipped with a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 3 megapixel camera, microSD expansion, and Bluetooth. It’s not a game-changer in terms of specs, but this can usher in a whole new era for Dell.
Dell is already one of the biggest computer companies in the world and it already suffered through a lack of success for its Axim PDA line years ago. Will the Mini 3i bring new energy and excitement to the Dell handheld world? Will we see a made-to-spec smartphone for the North American market in the same way that you can spec out an Inspiron?