Just when you though this week was done
with smartphone leaks, two more are coming our way. The folks
over at Engadget have come across leaked slides for three new
smartphones from Dell. Two of them are affectionately named Thunder and
The two smartphones are quite fetching
and take advantage of two of the most high profile operating systems
out there -- one of which has already been released, and one of which
at least six months away.
First up is the Dell
Thunder. This candy bar-style phone is dominated by a 4.1"
(WVGA) OLED display, features an 8MP digital camera, and includes
HSDPA support (AT&T). According to Engadget, the Thunder will also
receive -- drumroll please -- a integrated Hulu app for viewing
movies and TV shows. We've heard rumors
about a mobile Hulu app for ages, but this could be the first
time that we actually see it show up in a shipping product. In
addition, an LTE version of the Thunder is expected in 2011.
Next up is the Dell
Lightning. This slider phone runs the upcoming Windows
Phone 7 operating system and features HSDPA 7.2Mbps 3G
connectivity (AT&T and T-Mobile). The screen is a generous 4.1" (WVGA) OLED unit,
and an autofocusing 5MP camera is on the back of the device. The
Lightning uses a 1GHz (QSD8250) Snapdragon processor, includes 1GB of
flash and features 512MB of RAM. All required Windows Phone 7
hardware features are also included (i.e. GPS, accelerometer, etc.).
Not to be left out, there's another
Dell smartphone coming your way running Android
Froyo. The third phone, named
Flash, features an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB RAM / 512MB
ROM, 3.5" WVGA display (sorry, no OLED with this one), Bluetooth
3.0, and TV-out. The Flash will be available for AT&T's network
early next year.
Interestingly, Dell says that this
phone features an "innovative design with unique curved glass".
I guess we need to see this phone in the flesh to see what Dell is
talking about, but that won't be for a while.
It's good to know that there are plenty
of iPhone alternatives out there now, and more coming in the future.
We've already seen a strong
showing with the Droid
Incredible and these new offerings from Dell should do quite
a bit to make those that are sick of hearing about the iPhone stand
up and take notice.