Dell Mini 3i Smartphone Now Available Through China Mobile

China Mobile today becomes the first carrier in the world to offer Dell's Mini 3i smartphone. In the near term, the Mini 3i will be available through China Mobile's authorized stores by the end of the month. We'll offer the Mini 3i in two color options for customers in China: Red Passion and Oiled Bronze.

Like I mentioned in my earlier post, it's based on Google's Android OS. The Mini 3i runs on China Mobile's flexible OPhone open source platform that can handle things like e-mail, messaging via IM, MMS and SMS, photo, video and music playback and more.

The Mini 3i is also built to take advantage of China Mobile's Mobile Market. Through it customers can access games and entertainment, customization options like wallpapers, ringtones and widgets or productivity tools for those more interested in business use.

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Regarding hardware, Dell is about flexibility. We’ll continue to look at new technology that is important to customers. As we expand hardware and create new carrier partnerships, feature sets may vary depending on the needs of mobile operators. Don’t expect all Dell smartphones to have the same spec and feature list. Design and technical specs will vary based on the needs of carriers, regional considerations, and what customers want.

That said, here are the specs of the new Dell Mini 3i OPhone:

  • Display: 3.5" 640×360 widescreen display
  • Bands/Modes: Quadband GSM/EDGE
  • Bluetooth
  • Built-in GPS
  • Camera: 3 megapixel camera with zoom, auto-focus, flash, video capture and photo-editing capabilities.
  • Micro SD (up to 32GB)
  • Connector: MiniUSB
  • Dimensions: 58.35 x 122 x 11.7
  • Weight: <105g grams

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