Dell Looking Glass tablet, Smoke & Flash smartphones all rock Android

Apr 22, 2010
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Dell Looking Glass tablet, Smoke & Flash smartphones all rock Android

It's not just a Windows Phone 7 handset that has come gushing out of Dell's leaky spigot; there's also a healthy gobful of Android devices that have spattered up against Engadget's tipbox too.  On the cards are the Dell Looking Glass - a 7-inch Tegra 2 based Android tablet - together with a pair of distinctive smartphones, the Dell Smoke and the Dell Flash, each motoring on Qualcomm's new 800MHz MSM7230 chipset.

The Flash is tipped as Dell's "mainstream" handset, a 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen 11mm-thick candybar with triband 850/1900/2100 HSPA (14.4Mbps/5.6Mbps capable), a 5-megapixel autofocus camera with image stabilization, microSD card slot and WiFi.  There's also TV-out and a 3.5mm headphone socket, Bluetooth 3.0 and Android 2.2 Froyo, with a release for AT&T tipped in Q1 2011.

Meanwhile the Smoke gets a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, HSPA, microSD and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, along with a 5-megapixel camera and noise cancellation.  Of course, the most distinctive thing is the QWERTY keyboard, despite the 12mm thick casing, which should pull in some corporate Android 2.2 lovers in Q2 2011.

Finally, the Looking Glass is the 7-inch Streak tablet that leaked recently, and a bigger brother to the Dell Mini 5.  It runs Android 2.1 on NVIDIA's second-gen Tegra chipset, with an optional ATSC/DVB-T TV tuner, 800 x 480 touchscreen, 4GB each of RAM and ROM, and an SDHC slot for up to 32GB cards.  Finally a 1.3-megapixel camera, WiFI b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and optional 3G HSPA round out the main hardware details; expect it to drop in November 2010.

[via Android Community]


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