Dell planning smart phone for US market

8 Oct 2009

The long-awaited Dell smart phone is becoming a reality as the computer manufacturer is planning to introdiuce a Google Android phone into the US market through AT&T.

People close to the plans say the Android smart phone will be available as soon, as early as 2010, the Wall Street Journal reported.

While this will be Dell’s first time entering the US market, it had previously launched the Dell Mini 3i for the Chinese market just back in August, and it is thought a version of the Mini 3i is what will also be launched in the US.

The Mini 3i, running on Google’s Android operating system, has a 3.5-inch touchscreen with 360×640 resolution, a 3.2-megapixel camera, a microSD card slot and Bluetooth, but no QWERTY keyboard or Wi-Fi.

With a slew of Window 6.5 smart phones announced a few days ago – including some from HTC and Samsung – Dell is entering the smart phone market at a busy and interesting time.

By Marie Boran, via

Photo: Dell’s Mini 3i came to the China market in August 2009.