Dell To Ship Their First Smartphone: Android-Based Aero On AT&T - HotHardware
Dell To Ship Their First Smartphone: Android-Based Aero On AT&T

Dell To Ship Their First Smartphone: Android-Based Aero On AT&T

Dell, in the smartphone world? Believe it or not, it's true! Dell got out of the handheld game when they killed the Axim PDA line a few years back, but with smartphones becoming more and more popular (not to mention profitable), Dell found it hard to resist. After well over a year of rumors of a "Mini 3," the Dell Aero has just surfaced on AT&T.

It's an Android-based device, but the interface has been heavily modified from what we can say. It'll be Dell's first smartphone in the United States, and the form factor shouldn't surprise you. It's a typical touch panel-based phone with limited hard buttons, but aside from that, specifications are hard to find. Dell promises that more details will be shown in due time, and even AT&T has confirmed that the interface will be all-new and developed jointly by the carrier and Dell.

Pricing and release details are also expected to be released soon.



AT&T also will soon unveil an Android-based smartphone the Dell Aero. This will be Dell’s first smartphone available in the U.S., and will feature a new, beautiful custom user interface developed by Dell and AT&T. To learn more about the Dell Aero, visit www.att.com/aero.

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Now this makes AT&T have even more smart phones ;) lol

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The shape to it doesn't look too bad. but it reminds me more of one of the Nokia touch screen phones, just less all the buttons.

Lets hope we don't hear more infringement just because the shape looks similar...hahah

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Well it does look more ergonomic then the prior Dell PDA's.

On a note, the UI does remind me of Windows a little bit. What with the aero looks and all.

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TaylorKarras:

Well it does look more ergonomic then the prior Dell PDA's.

On a note, the UI does remind me of Windows a little bit. What with the aero looks and all.

 

Dell calling it the Aero and the background looking like the Windows Vista/7 password screen... I was thinking the exact same thing! They even implemented that glass-like look on their buttons that you see on your Windows' folders.

 

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I don't know if that's really the best option for Dell. It seems to me someone would notice the most popular smart phone is already on At&t. So using them as a release partner for a device seem kind of like walking out the door with no shoes on while it is raining and your going to the doctor.

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I Like Dell's, and this looks like a very good start.

I don't understand why AT&T would want to develop yet another IPhone Clone?

Out of all of them, this one looks the most like it.

I guess everyone has to follow Apples' lead and develop these things singularly. Then sign a contract with only one carrier?

This phone would probably do great if you could get it from all carriers.

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