Feb 19 AT 5:47 PM Taylor Wimberly 27 Comments

Hands on the DELLicious monster phone

What is the difference between a tablet and a phone? We don’t know and neither does Dell, but they are set to unleash the Dell Mini 5 on the public later this year.

With its 5 inch screen, the Mini 5 offers the largest display of any Android smartphone. The device is expected to launch on AT&T and T-Mobile later this year. Powering the Mini 5 will be Android 2.x on a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. The phone is also supposed to ship with a docking station that will support HDMI out, audio out, and USB syncing.

At first I thought the device was too large, but I’m starting to warm up to using it as a phone. Engadget got their hands on an early prototype and posted some lengthy impressions.

“A more popular concern would be whether you’d look like a dork when holding the monstrous phone right next to your face. To be honest, it’s not too bad, except the user would most likely be more conscious about the size, simply because you’d have to stretch your fingers a bit to accommodate the unusually large footprint and weight.”Richard LaiEngadget

I don’t think I will be giving up my Nexus One anytime soon, but I am intrigued. Surely this phone will be more expensive than some of the recent superphones that have launched.

Are you ready to carry around a monster phone and how much are you willing to pay for it?

Source: Engadget

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