Apr 21st, 2010

There’s a boatload of pun in that title and I didn’t even mean it! Anyway, the big Dell explosion (at least on the Android side of things) caps off with a monster of a device that made me wet my pants just a little bit. The Dell Thunder looks to be the third in a series of high-end devices that Dell has coming up in the pipeline.

It has a 4.1-inch WVGA OLED screen – something we were hoping the previously leaked Flash had – and the same custom UI that we’ve seen on Dell’s other two recently leaked offerings. It would be foolish to assume that this thing is running anything other than Froyo 2.2, especially considering the two lower-classed devices are poised to run it as well.

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With the help of Flash 10.1 – which is currently in beta, and Adobe is expecting to bring out at the end of Q2 – there may also be a dedicated Hulu client making its way to the Thunder. There weren’t as many specs available for this gem, but an 8-megapixel camera makes us hopeful for more good news about the devices other components.

According to Engadget, you can look for this thing headed to AT&T (why are you guys getting all the Dell goods?!) in late 2010, with CDMA versions scheduled to release in 2011. Dell really did create a huge storm with all of these leaks (get it? Flash, Thunder, Lightning, Smoke? Lame?) and it’ll be fun to uncover this device piece by piece over the coming months. Head over to Engadget for more slides.

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