Apr 22 AT 3:39 PM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

AT&T Dell Aero, now with slower CPU and DRM

I’m sorry AT&T. The more we learn about the upcoming Dell Aero, the less excited we are about the device. The last time we posted impressions of the Aero, it was running without any of Google’s applications or the Android Market. AT&T claims the final device will include the Android Market, but nothing would shock us at this point after they removed Google search from their first Android phone.

New leaked product slides claim the Aero will come “equipped with one of the best in class processors”. This CPU is actually the low-end 624MHz Marvell (believed to be the PXA310).

For those keeping score at home, that is the same CPU featured in the General Mobile DSTL1. That device was never certified by Google so it lacked their native apps and the official Android Market.

Other notable details leaked about the Aero include a music store protected by Windows Media DRM, a 5 megapixel camera with flash, and the inclusion of a capacitive stylus with the device.

Current speculation says the Aero will launch on AT&T this June. Look for a refreshed version late in the year that should add support for Android 2.1.

Source: Engadget

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