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Dell’s Mini 3ix hits the States

Dell-Mini-3iEarlier today the FCC approved Dell’s first Android phone, the Mini 3ix. AT&T is expected to carry Dell’s Mini 3iX in Q1 2010.

Initially Dell reps said the phone would just be available in China. However, with AT&T falling behind the android market share it would make sense to have a proven product.

Unlike the Chinese version the AT&T version will have Wi-Fi and 3G. The phone also comes with 850 and 1900 MHz bands, a 3.5-inch 640×360 touch screen display, A-GPS, built-in support for Microsoft Exchange, 3 MP camera with autofocus and flash, microSD card slot, and a virtual keyboard. Unfortunately, there are no specs as to the horsepower, ROM, RAM and screen type.

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Picture to the left was taken from geek.com.
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Picture below was taken from BGR.




  • Terry

    I thought AT&T was suppose to get the new HTC Hero?

  • Zaggs

    So ATT decides to get an already obsolete Android device. Brilliant!

  • dano96

    goes with their crappy network.

  • Terry

    That’s exactly what I was thinking. I might just have to change to VZW or Sprint.

  • http://st108315.deviantart.com Saeed

    no, thank you.
    I’ll stick with another android device and use nothing but 2g coverage.

    (btw, that doesn’t look like android in the pic)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ron.saldanha Ron Saldanha

    @Saeed
    Thats the chinese makeover of the android..

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0S4kBphNrQ Metacafehacker

    Check this phone on youtube

  • Dennis

    @Metacafehacker
    All I can say about that video.. is the colors !, the colors !.. wow, I just couldn’t hang with it longer than the video which I fast forwarded through.

  • Brad

    @Terry
    I have been following Android rumors for a few months now, and haven’t seen any rumor that AT&T is getting the Hero. The only Android phone I’ve heard of potentially coming to AT&T any time soon is this Dell phone. Of course, you can import a European Hero and use it on AT&T, but it won’t be 3G-capable.

    But man, who in this country would be stupid enough to buy this phone? Hardware specs aside, the interface is beyond horrible. Maybe the Chinese people love odd-shaped blobs of gaudy colors as icons, but I don’t think many Americans will. I would plain vanilla Android over this thing any day, and I’m not even going to try comparing it to HTC Sense, because it’s not even in the same league.

  • Robfactory

    @Brad…I think Rogers is getting the Hero in Canada. If true they share the same bands as AT&T and could be done.

  • Jim R

    Telus in Canada now has the HTC Hero. This should work on AT&T (gsm and 3g). I would think it unlikely that Rogers will be getting the Hero as well.

  • Terry

    @Brad – I need to find the article where I read that, might have been this blog or another.

    If AT&T does get this phone, I might have to switch to Sprint or VZW.

  • raffy

    9.brad
    This phone is from dell.
    The phone is basic of the system designed by China Mobile
    (Open mobile system)
    It is a new thing.Do not be too strict with it.
    It will be much better before long time.