Back in September, we learned
was looking at using Baidu Yi (an Android-based mobile platform developed by China’s Baidu
) on an upcoming smartphone. The two companies have indeed teamed up and have released the Dell Streak Pro D43 in China.
The 3G phone features a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm MSM 8260 chip, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED display (with Corning Gorilla glass), 8MP rear-facing and 1.3MP front-facing cameras, 8GB of flash storage, 1GB of SDRAM, and WiFi. China Unicom will apparently be the mobile operator providing service.
Of course, the Streak Pro D43 will have a healthy dose of Baidu services, including the Baidu Web browser, the SmartBox search tool, a music service, and a sizable amount of personal cloud storage.
The smartphone is aimed at the business elite, with an emphasis on social entertainment, and represents further investment by Dell into China’s booming market.