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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