The Dell Blaze With Android 1.5?


Looks like Dell isn’t just trying to take the mobile phone market with a headstrong approach using high-end devices: this newly leaked Dell Blaze looks to be an entry level offering that they hope will attract those consumers whose wallets don’t agree with the pricier options. It’s said that the phone – leaked by AndroidSpin – will come preinstalled with Android 1.5 with no word on whether or not it’ll be upgraded in the future.


It’s shown running the same custom interface that Dell’s looking to put on some of their other handsers, including the Dell Aero and the now-popular Dell Thunder. I can’t say I’m upset about the inclusion of Android 1.5: this looks to be the type of phone that someone walks into the store and looks at after they’ve just remembered they’ve been due for an upgrade after 5 years. The common consumer might fancy something like this, so why not aim for them?

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Wow, not only are they late to the game but they obviously haven’t been paying attention over the last year. Yeah, they’re gonna last long in the android market.

  2. looks like the Aero.

  3. I seriously hope this is a press error. Dropping support for 1.5 has some very positive effects for application developers, I imagine many will soon do so as its marketshare continues to decline.

    The idea of releasing new Android 1.5 devices now seems ridiculous.

  4. I got scared by the title..

  5. Dude I’m not gettin a Dell.

  6. I can’t imagine too many consumers fancying something like this. Not with that gaudy interface, and an ancient version of Android. There are other decent budget Android handsets available with 2.1 (LG Ally, anyone?), and more new entry level and midrange phones with 2.1 or 2.2 are on their way. I predict this will be a failure before it even starts.

  7. I don’t understand the concept of “budget friendly” smartphones. Whether you get a phone for free, or pay $200 for it, the cost over 2 years will be very close because the plan will cost so much. At $80/month, that’s $1920 over 2 years. So what is another $150 – $200 to have a premium phone instead of a crappy one. Honestly all of these mediocore android 1.5 and 1.6 phones are just flooding the market. Google shouldn’t even allow manufacturers to use their android name with phones this crappy. Someone’s gonna say, “look i have one of those cool android phones”, someone will see it and compare it to a iphone or windows 7 phone and think, i’m not getting one of those if this is what android has to offer.

  8. Android 1.5? Really?

  9. I don’t know really. If the price was right. I know a good many people who don’t know what an OS is and why new software is good. They want a phone that takes photo’s and possibly plays music.

  10. this is perfect for PIMP, DRUG DEALER, TRULL! ;o)

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