AT&T To Sell Dell Mini 3 Smartphone AKA Aero

AT&T has officially confirmed via its Facebook page that it will be selling the Android-based Dell Aero otherwise known as the Mini 3 handset, marking Dell's comeback in the smartphone/PDA market ever since it canned its Axis range of products.

The smartphone is already on sale in China and Brazil and the new Aero will sports an AT&T customised user interface which indicate that such deals could be coming from other mobile phone operators in the future.

The Aero has a 3.5-inch 640x360 pixels capacitive touchscreen, a 3-megapixel camera with flash, A-GPS, microSD card and WiFi. Dell said at CES 2010 earlier this year that they expected AT&T to release the device in the first half of 2010.

Ron Garriques, president of Dell Communication Solutions, said at that time that "The Mini 3 is a result of listening to customers and creating products that allow people to do the things they want, whenever and wherever they want to do them."

The phone was released back in August 2009 in China which could well mean that a new, updated version could be in the works; maybe that update is the fabled Mini 5 then?

The phone will be AT&T's second Android smartphone and Dell has yet to confirm whether the Dell Mini 3 will be based on the Android 2.1 or on older versions.

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