Feb 15 AT 7:53 PM Taylor Wimberly 17 Comments

AT&T Dell monster phone to ship with Android 2.1+ and include HDMI dock

Update: It also appears this device could land on T-Mobile.

Dell’s upcoming monster phone (or mini tablet as they call it) is coming to AT&T and it is shaping up to be quite the beast.

We spotted the Dell Mini 5 running Flash 10.1 this morning (which requires Android 2.0) and questioned how they got it working on Android 1.6 (the version it currently runs). According to a source from Engadget, the Mini 5 will be running “something newer” than the Android 1.6 by the time it ships.

Another new revelation about the Mini 5 is the inclusion of a 30-pin connector that is used for a dock that will ship with the device. The dock will support HD video out via HDMI, audio out, and USB syncing.

The Mini 5 is also reported to be available in many colors (we have spotted it in black, white, pink, and red).

No price point has been announced, but some early estimated conversions placed the Mini 5 over $1000. Somehow, I think Dell will offer it at a much lower price when it launches in the United States later this year.

Are you ready to carry around a phone with a 5 inch display?

Rumored specs of the Mini 5 include:

  • 5-inch 800×480 touchscreen
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and front facing camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, and 3G support
  • 1530mAh battery

For more videos of the Mini 5 watch Michael Dell show it off, Adobe demo Flash on it, or a brief hands on.

The Dell Mini 5 vs. the iPhone.

Source: Engadget

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  • http://Website Robert B

    You bet your last dollar to breath I want this but Im with T-Mobile.

  • jasonlee

    I think its pretty cool actually, but no thanks att

    • http://Website CJ

      I have to agree. Unless it’s released for 1 of the other carriers it’s dead to me. I wouldn’t return to AT&T even if they paid me a monthly fee.

  • http://Website Tom

    Hahaha clowns, have fun on T-Mobile with a nessus wan, I could totally rock this thing.

  • http://blog.gynecologistcobra.net Demi Adejuyigbe

    I wish it was like the Nook, where AT&T 3G is included, but it doesn’t necessarily work as a phone. Or even as the iPad, where I can get a WiFi only version without AT&T, or an unlocked version. I really like the idea of having this as a tablet, but if it’s tied down to AT&T, I don’t think I’d like to be on both T-Mobile and on AT&T with two separate devices. it’s too much of a hassle.

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  • http://Website Josue L

    To bad it is going to At&t I will never go back to them even if they payed me. Hopefully it comes to T-Mobile like the update you put says.

  • http://www.brainhandles.com Greg Bulmash

    Well, I have 9 months until I qualify for the yearly upgrade on my primary line with Sprint, so I’ll stick with my 3-month-old Moment for now.

    At the pace they’re releasing new Android devices, I have a feeling this one will be old and tired in 9 months, even if I could get it on Sprint.

  • http://Website Y314K

    Really like this phone… And now that there will be a AWS version.. aka TMobile… I can’t wait… Will be my main phone.. Big but great for surfing & vidz… just right.. + Upgraded to A2.1 or newer… It just gets better..

    The only thing I fault right now is that it looks like it will be like the N900 when it comes to staying in horizontal mode most of the time like a regular MID… I hate that… Prefer to run my phones even MID in vertical mode most of the time unless I choose to change it to horizontal… Hope there is a button where one can choose… A 180 degree button…

    • anakin78z

      I doubt the vertical/landscape thing will be an issue. It is interesting that the home screen seems to default to landscape mode, where as it usually defaults to portrait mode, but I’m sure that applications will run in both modes, as they do on all android devices.

  • http://Website Brantyr

    The people estimating the price at over 1000$ are the idiots who can’t get it through their heads that a leaked prototype selling for that on eBay DOESNT HAVE ANY BEARING ON THE RETAIL PRICE!

  • http://www.androidui.net ExtremeT

    I like this phone but unfortunately I dislike AT&T very much so I probably won’t bother with this although I am glad to see a phone FINALLY being released (possibly) with a version of android that is current. All these phones being released with 1.5,1.6 is retarded.

  • http://Website Derek

    How much internal ROM?? Hopefully more than just 512MB…

    Thats got to be the dumbest thing ever!!!

  • http://Website jjchong

    I’d be more impressed if this had a physical keyboard, or at least the option to buy one that could dock. Even with touch, what’s the good of the comp-hybrid features without it?

  • http://Website nicknowsky

    absolutely NO WAY this things is gonna fly a $1000, that is a joke!! I really like and want one, but I almost puked when is say the estimated price tag!! Any Android device over $500 shouldnt be allowed, I mean the N1 is the apparent SUPERPHONE and that dont cost $1000

    • anakin78z

      Damn, I’m pretty sure I paid more than $500 for the Nexus.
      I don’t believe the $1000 price tag is correct, but I can see this going for a premium unlocked, but much more in line with other phones when subsidized.

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