Oct 14 AT 11:02 PM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

Dude, we are getting a Dell

The Wall Street Journal was the first to report that Dell would be launching an Android phone for AT&T and now Michael Dell himself has confirmed the rumor. The device is expected to be similar in design (not specs) to the Dell Mini 3i which launched this summer for China Mobile. A reporter from TechPulse is claiming the phone will appear “in the first months of next year.”

Pictures of the China Mini 3i appear below from mobile.163.com. Does anyone else think it’s weird this phone rolled out in China, but there is virtually no information about it on the web? I know China Mobile is a state-owned enterprise, but you think someone could upload a video of the phone to YouTube.

[via mobile.163.com, TechPulse360, WSJ]

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    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      I really hope the U.S. doesn’t transform into some kind of socialist/communist/democratic form of government like China.

      Haha, can you imagine if our government took over Google? *shudders*

      • MNewby

        Not to get all political, but what government-studies/poli-sci curriculum suggested that socialism, communism, and democratic are in any way the same?

        First of, the U.S currently DOES HAVE a democratic government. Capitalism and democracy are in no way mutually exclusive. In fact, we make it our mission to spread the gospel of democracy.

        Sigh – As for the phone. I hope the China release will allow Dell to flush out all of the hardware problems that I am sure it will have. I’ve owned Dell computers for 7 years now. Not due to their quality, but due to my good credit with them :). I am not sure how much I trust them to enter the phone market – especially when one looks at what happened to their PDA. Alas, I may end up owning one anyway, mainly because of the ease of purchasing it using my dell account.


    Looks a little Palm Pre-ish from that picture, even though it is just a glance .

  • http://schwiz.net schwiz

    man its killing me see all of these awesome new phones with no physical keyboard

  • esh

    Isn’t that the phone with a SnapDragon CPU in it?

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