Android Phones

Dell’s Mini 3i smartphone reportedly heading to the US

October 7, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

Android Phones, Carriers, Dell

Dell’s Mini 3i smartphone reportedly heading to the US

We first saw the Dell Mini 3i get outed back in mid-August and at the time it was looking, well for a lack of a better word — blah. I only say that because it was not featuring any support for 3G or Wi-Fi. Of course, many of us outside of China did not really give if much thought because at the time the Mini 3i was supposed to only be available in the Chinese market. But things always seem to change, and now CrunchGear is reporting that it will indeed be making its way to the US market.

That said, this is still being considered a rumor, but according to that rumor, the Mini 3i will be in the US sometime “in the next few months.”

“The phone, presumably still in its Chinese trade dress, felt “cheap and plasticky, like the Pre,” according our tipster. He believes it will be upgraded for the American market.”

Otherwise, the US version is expected to see a 5-megapixel camera (upgraded from the 3MP in the Chinese version). Additionally, there is also a mention that some apps will not be able to run due to Dell “splintering the Android stack and shipping the phone with modified or missing Android libraries.”

[via CrunchGear]