Aug 20th, 2010

Engadget finally said “Enough of the blurrycam crap: get us a Dell Thunder prototype,” and thus came to light this extensive hands-on look at the prototype of the very same Dell Thunder they leaked to the world months ago. Taking a deeper look into the hardware (as the software is pretty much stock Android 1.6, though it’s said Dell will be putting their custom skin on top of this for release), we can confirm the following specs:


  • 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 3.7v 1400 mAh battery
  • 1GHz Snapdragon Processor
  • WiFi up to N
  • Dual microphones (possibly for noise-cancellation)
  • Curved glass screen instead of the usual flat panel
  • 4.1-inch display (no word on type or resolution)

Other possible specs include dual-mode radios (essentially making this a world phone) and 512MB of both RAM and ROM as it uses the same Himax-crafted memory as found in the newly released Droid 2. These specs are more or less speculation, though, so we can’t say for sure it’ll ship to market with this stuff (or any of the items listed above as this is still a prototype).

With that, though, we still can’t confirm resolution but it does look to be significantly higher than we’ve seen on phones of this size to date. What do you guys think of the Thunder?

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