Dell recently revealed their new smartphone which is not really that smart. Dubbed the Mini 3i, it resembles the iPhone is many aspects, from the rounded edges to the chrome plating at the back, bringing back memories of the iPhone 2G, along with the easily scratchable chrome plating. Seriously, those things seem to develop scratches the moment they are exposed to air.
Anyway, the specs on the Mini 3i is not really awesome. The plus points are a nice capacitive touch screen, 360*640 resolution screen and 3.2MP camera with probably a few hundred meg of internal storage and a MicroSD slot for expansion should you (eventually) run out of memory. The downside is… that’s pretty much all it has. Not GPS, No WiFi, no 3G, meh. In Dell’s defense, the phone is supposed to launch for Chinese markets, which does not have WiFi (only a government censored version) nor 3G on their networks. Dell is currently considering whether or not to add GPS functionality into the phone or as a separate module.
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE class 12
- Size: 68.6cc
- 103g grams
- 58mm x 122mm x 11.7mm
- 3.5” nHD 640×360 LCD display at 262k colors
- OTA capable
- Microsoft Exchange support
- Google, AIM, Yahoo and MSN IM support
- 3-megapixel auto-focus, flash, 8x digital zoom camera with 30fps video shooting mode
- Built-in photo editor
- USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR connectivity
- A-GPS navigation
- On-screen QWERTY keyboard, hardwriting recognition, multi touch UI
- microSD memory card slot