Dell Outlines Android Aero Distribution - Twice

Dell Outlines Android Aero Distribution

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Round Rock, Texas - Dell launched its second Android-based mobile device in the U.S., offering the Dell Aero 3G smartphone

direct

and soon through AT&T's

website

.

Aero's price is $99.99 with two-year AT&T contract and $299 without.

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The introduction follows the availability earlier this month of Dell's $299 Android-based

Streak

, which it calls a tablet because of its large 5-inch screen. The Streak, however, can be used like any Android-based smartphone to make cellular voice calls. The device retails direct from Dell for $299.

The 3.67-ounce handset, based on the Android 1.5 OS, is promoted at one of the lightest Android smartphones in the U.S. with 3.5-inch multi-touch touchscreen. It's also slim, measuring 0.46 inches by 4.8 inches by 2.28 inches.

The phone operates in 3.6Mbps 3G HSDPA model in AT&T's 850/1900MHz network and foreign 2.1GHz 3G networks. It features 640 by 360 display, 624MHz Marvell processor, GPS, assisted GPS, Adoble FlashLite, HD video playback, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth Class 2 EDR, removable 2GB MicroSD card, card slot supporting 32GB cards, wired stereo headset and 3.5mm-to-mini-USB adapter.

It is available preloaded with Quick Office, Facebook with integrated calendar and contacts, Twitter and additional applications by Google, including YouTube and Android Market. Other features include 5-megapixel camera with 8x zoom, flash, dedicated camera key, editing capabilities and access to AT&T's hot spot network with a qualifying cellular plan.

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