Dell Mini 3iX shows up with triband UMTS and WiFi

Chris Davies - Nov 3, 2009

Dell’s upcoming 3G version of its Android smartphone has shown up in Brazil as the Dell Mini 3iX.  According to CelularCafe, the Mini 3iX has the same 3-megapixel camera as its Chinese counterpart, but adds triband 850/1900/2100 UMTS/HSDPA connectivity for pretty much global 3G access.  The version already confirmed for China will lack 3G.

The non-China version is also expected to have WiFi b/g, along with the handset’s 3.5-inch 640 x 360 touchscreen, multitouch support and A-GPS.  There’s also a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and USB 2.0, while the camera has autofocus and an LED flash.  Earlier rumors that the 3iX version of the Android smartphone would have a 5-megapixel camera seem to have amounted to nothing, but it’s possible that this prototype simply hasn’t been updated with the new CMOS.

As for the UI – screenshots of which you can see in the gallery below – that’s been changed as well.  The original 3i prototype had a very iPhone-inspired design, whereas this new version (likely to avoid Apple’s legal wrath) has been tweaked to a more typical Android look.  Still no word on when we might see an official announcement for the Dell Mini 3iX.

[via Electronista]

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