When it comes to contenders to the
iPhone in the smartphone market, Android-based phones seem to have
the best shot at winning over customers. Verizon already has two
strong entries with the Motorola
Droid and Droid Eris. T-Mobile already has the G1, myTouch
3G and the new Google
Nexus One. AT&T has been sitting on the sidelines when it
comes to Android-based phones and seemed content with providing users
with endless streams of BlackBerries and iPhones – until now.
Dell's Lionel Menchaca announced today
will be offering its Android-based Mini 3 smartphone to U.S.
customers via AT&T's network. The Mini 3 definitely won't win a
specs war with the likes of the Droid or Nexus One, and it isn't
exactly a looker either -- but it's a decent start for AT&T.
According to PC
World, the smartphone has a 3.5" 360x640 display,
Bluetooth, a miniSD slot, and a 3.2MP webcam. All other specs are up
in the air at this point.
According to Dell, the Mini 3 will be
available on AT&T's network in the first half of 2010.
quote: The Mini 3 definitely won't win a specs war with the likes of the Droid or Nexus One, and it isn't exactly a looker either