Dell's Mini 3i smartphone gets an official launch

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DEll .Mini-3i-bronze-two-shot.jpgDell’s much talked about Mini 3i Google Android based smartphone finally breaks cover today, but don’t pester your local Carphone Warehouse for one just yet. The handset will be available in China via the China Mobile network from the end of the month.

In some way it is not surprising that Dell is targeting china first. The smartphone market is less developed in China – for example the iPhone only launched there in a few months ago – and there is obviously a potentially huge market for the device. I guess we will see handset making their debut in China a lot more often as the years go by. Anyhow there’s no confirmation of a European launch for the device.

Back to the handset, It has a 3.5″ 640×360 widescreen display, GPS, Bluetooth and a 3.0 mega pixel camera,.

According to Dell’s blog

The Mini 3i runs on China Mobile’s flexible OPhone open source platform that can handle things like e-mail, messaging via IM, MMS and SMS, photo, video and music playback and more.

It will be available in either Red Passion and Oiled Bronze.

Here’s the key specs

• Display: 3.5″ 640×360 widescreen display
• Bands/Modes: Quadband GSM/EDGE
• Bluetooth
• Built-in GPS
• Camera: 3 megapixel camera with zoom, auto-focus, flash, video capture and photo-editing capabilities.
• Micro SD (up to 32GB)
• Connector: MiniUSB
• Dimensions: 58.35 x 122 x 11.7
• Weight: <105g grams

Ashley Norris