Mar 22 AT 11:00 AM Sean Riley 21 Comments

Dell Aero arriving on AT&T soon

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No they haven’t renamed the Streak/Mini 5; set the wayback machine to October of last year and you will find us reporting on Michael Dell’s announcement that a device similar to the Mini 3i released in China would find its way to the U.S.

Just a short six months later they appear to finally be making good on that claim in the form of the Aero for AT&T.

Details are fairly light right now, but AT&T has indicated that the www.att.com/aero link will go live shortly with some official details. CTIA kicks off tomorrow so we should know more than you ever wanted to about this thing before the week is out.

The device is certainly the spitting image of the Mini 3i chassis, so we should be looking at a 3.5″ screen but chances are the internals have gotten an upgrade since last year as a 3.2 MP camera and no WiFi would be a serious fail today.

I think perhaps most interesting is that AT&T is yet again, as you can see in the image above, releasing a device with a heavily skinned version of Android.

AT&T ads for the Backflip (Backfail, Backflop, Crapflip) have never mentioned Android, if AT&T follows the same pattern with the Aero I think it might be time for some serious conspiracy theories.

What do you think AT&T faithful, are you ever going to get an actual sanctioned stock Android device?

Update: The Aero page is now live with a few more pictures and some additional details. The screen is confirmed as a 3.5″ nHD (640×360) display just like the Mini 3i, the camera has been bumped up to 5 MP, WiFi and GPS are a go along with Flash Lite support. No more details about the skinned UI or what is powering the Aero, but presumably that will all come out during CTIA this week so stay tuned.

Via: MobileCrunch

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 4 years and covering mobile for the last 5. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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