In addition to the Dell Lightning Windows Phone 7 leak, Engadget also received information about three Android smartphones, Dell seems to has in work. According to these information, Dell works on the Dell Flash, Dell Smoke and Dell Thunder. The Dell Flash and Dell Smoke share some of the same specs. However, the Dell Flash is a typical touchscreen smartphone while the HTC Smoke is a candy-bar QWERTY keyboard device. Nevertheless, both smartphones are said to run Froyo (which is expected to be Android 2.2) and feature quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as triband UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and aGPS.
Both devices are said to come with a 5 megapixel autofocus camera. The Dell Smoke features a 2.8" TFT QVGA touchscreen (TBD) while the Dell Flash is said to feature a 3.5" TFT WVGA touchscreen.
Somewhat more powerful is the third Dell Android smartphone, the Dell Thunder. It's design is said to be unique and inovative by featuring curved glass and a premium finish. On top of Android, the Thunder runs Dell's own Stage User Interface which is used in combination with the 4.1" WVGA OLED display. It's mentioned that the Dell Thunder will support HSDPA and HSUPA as well as WiFi. Also on board is a 8 megapixel autofocus camera.
While the Dell Thunder is expected to hit markets in Q4-2010, the Dell Smoke and Dell Flash are expected to be released in Q1-2011.
Cheers ~ Arne