I am not sure what Dell was thinking with it’s 5”, old Android running Dell Streak, but as their second try at Android smartphone, it looks rather odd and hopeless. Dell’s underpowered Dell Aero/Mini 3 first Android smartphone also wasn’t a raging success.
But Dell’s third time looks like a charm. It has finally come up with a smartphone that has a chance. The new handset is called Dell Thunder and we’ve already heard a bit about it when Dell roadmap leaked earlier this spring.
Today, one of Engadget tipsters got some hands-on time with the upcoming Dell Thunder, and provided us with some pics and even short video of the device.
The known specs of Dell Thunder Android smartphone include:
- 4.1” 800×480 xOLED display
- 8 mpx camera with LED flash and 720p recording capability
- removable 1400 mAh battery
Currently it runs the stock Android 2.1, but that most likely will change before the device ships this fall.
Here’s a short video of Dell thunder in action:
Overall, Dell Thunder looks pretty good to me. On the other hand it’s not that much different from competing Android devices that are already shipping – Motorola Droid X, HTC Droid Incredible, Samsung Galaxy S, etc;. And I don’t expect Dell Thunder price to be much different. So it’s fate will ultimately depend on the deals Dell is able to strike with carriers.
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