Dell Mini 3i smartphone launches in China

Dell China have brought their

smartphone out to play

, the first official showing of the

much-leaked handset

.  According to the launch reports, the Dell Mini 3i is based on the Chinese-designed Open Mobile System (OMS), an Android-based platform, and has less than impressive hardware: the Mini 3i is 2G GSM only, with no WiFi, and only a 3.2-megapixel camera (with LED flashlight) and Bluetooth to brighten things up.

The display is a 3.5-inch 360 x 640 capacitive touchscreen, with a light sensor to dynamically adjust the backlighting.  There's also a microSD card slot, miniUSB port and volume keys, but other than that the Mini 3i is entirely touchscreen-controlled.

A 950mAh battery strikes us a little low for something with such a large touchscreen, but then there's no power-hungry 3G to drain it.  No official word from Dell themselves, but they're tipped to announce their Mobile Market app store later on today; right now it's

listed as coming soon

.

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