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Dell releasing high-end Android, Windows Phone 7 smartphones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 22 Apr 2010 12:24 User comments (6)

Dell releasing high-end Android, Windows Phone 7 smartphones Engadget has leaked four new Dell smartphones, Lightning, Thunder, Smoke and Flash, four high-end phones that will use Android or Windows Phone 7 as their operating systems.
First off is the Lightning:


The phones uses Windows Phone 7, has a large 4.1-inch OLED screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a full QWERTY keypad, 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM, 8GB of internal storage for music, movies, etc, a 5MP camera with LED flash, and Adobe Flash, DivX and Microsoft Silverlight support.

The phone will be available before Christmas for GSM carriers AT&T and T-Mobile.

Second is the Thunder:


The Thunder, which will also come out before Christmas and has a 4.1" WVGA OLED display. The phone has a 8MP autofocus camera, runs Android 2.1 with a custom Dell UI on top, and will also be one of the first phones to have a built-in Hulu app. The phone will also have Swype, the speed texting input software. Flash 10 support is fully built-in as well.

Thirdly is the Dell Smoke:


The Smoke is a thin slider phone with a full QWERTY keypad, and will run Android 2.2, the first phone to have the upcoming firmware noted in its specs. The processor is a pretty powerful 800 MHz Qualcomm MSM7230.

Additionally, the Smoke has a 5MP camera, 14.4Mbps HSPA support, a microSD slot, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi support and EDR. There is a second microphone for noise cancellation.

User wanting to smoke will need to wait until Q2 2011.

Finally is the Flash:


The Flash is another "candybar" design, that will run Android 2.2, with custom Dell UI on top. 3.5-inch WVGA TFT display, a 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM, MicroSDXC support, Flash 10 support, a 5MP autofocus camera with LED flash, quad-band GSM/EDGE, 3G with HSPA support, Wi-Fi with DLNA, Bluetooth 3.0 and a TV-out.

The design is made of curved glass and is only 11 mm thick.

The smartphone should be available in Q1 2011.

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6 user comments

122.4.2010 15:59

Nice job dell, those are some slick looking phones, and awesome specs too. If that iPhone prototype is actually apples new iPhone, they are in for a world of hurt this year from Dell, HTC, and others.

222.4.2010 18:09

Originally posted by mike.m:
Nice job dell, those are some slick looking phones, and awesome specs too. If that iPhone prototype is actually apples new iPhone, they are in for a world of hurt this year from Dell, HTC, and others.
i wish that were true.
but a person whos been watching the iphone and smarphone market for the last 2 years knows that core buyers that buy into iphones dont look for better hardware,video confrencing multitasking etc.
they just want a trendy phone which also as it happens can do a few cool tricks have tons of games and applications and has alot of 3rd party support.

the people that arent looking for games to play while on the subway or at school ,studying etc are the ones who buy other smartphones that are more hardware capable like the HTC HD2 and other models..

all smartphones rival apple for market share,but dont really do it yet when it comes to the target audience..

android is the only one making true progress. with 2.1 flash as standard and an app store thats growing exponentially google is the only one that could threaten apples success. OS' like symbian maemo will all but die out eventually.
at least from my point of view

if anyone is wondering i dont own an iphone,but a simple&old touch diamond from HTC.

322.4.2010 23:13

There is still no flash for android...adobe keeps putting it off.

423.4.2010 4:10

Originally posted by KillerBug:
There is still no flash for android...adobe keeps putting it off.
WHAT??
then whats the goddarn point of the android 2.1?!?!
that was the main reason people were so excited about this stupid update

523.4.2010 6:06

The point of android 2.1 was to prevent rooting of phones...that is the best I can tell, because all it did was to slow down the phone to 1/2 of the old speed, decrease call quality, decrease 3G speed, and add the google voice search. Oh, and it prevents someone from rooting the phone, as it closed the loophole used to root 1.6 and 2.0.1 phones.

Adobe had confirmed that 2.1 would have flash, it does not.
They then confirmed that 2.2 would have flash, but their website now says 2.2 will come out before flash, and that flash will run on any phone that has 2.0 or higher...so 2.1 has nothing to do with flash, other than the broken promises from Adobe.

624.4.2010 10:27

Originally posted by KillerBug:
The point of android 2.1 was to prevent rooting of phones...that is the best I can tell, because all it did was to slow down the phone to 1/2 of the old speed, decrease call quality, decrease 3G speed, and add the google voice search. Oh, and it prevents someone from rooting the phone, as it closed the loophole used to root 1.6 and 2.0.1 phones.

Adobe had confirmed that 2.1 would have flash, it does not.
They then confirmed that 2.2 would have flash, but their website now says 2.2 will come out before flash, and that flash will run on any phone that has 2.0 or higher...so 2.1 has nothing to do with flash, other than the broken promises from Adobe.
wow..the android OS band wagon pretty much lost me there..there are many phone MODELS that are coming out with flash built and the 1 true pro android OS had on them is that as long as you had a 2.1 upgradeable phone you could have flash as well.
bubble just burst and it was filled with pus

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