Dell’s upcoming Android smartphone has been caught clearing the FCC, complete with support for AT&T’s 3G bands. The Dell Mini 3iX was spotted in Brazil earlier this week, when it was said to support triband UMTS; the FCC listing for the handset mentions 850 and 1900 band support, which are the 3G bands AT&T uses for its high-speed network, together with WiFi (missing from the Chinese-version Mini 3i).
The rest of the phone’s specifications are unclear, thanks to Dell’s confidentiality requests, but going by the Chinese device and recent leaks we’re expecting the Mini 3iX to have a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen (which in China runs at 360 x 640 resolution; we’re keeping our fingers crossed for a boost to WVGA) together with a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash.
Right now the prediction is that the Dell Mini 3iX will arrive on AT&T in early 2010, making it the first Android smartphone both from the company and the network. So far Dell have not publicly acknowledged the North American version of the smartphone.
[via Unwired View]