Dell Mini 3iX to lack Android Market?
The folks at Zumo Blog have recently obtained more information about Dell’s Mini 3iX Android device and, shockingly, Dell is planning to omit the Android Market from the phone. Instead, Director of retail for Dell Latin America, Scott Schillington, has confirmed that they are opting to allow for direct downloads from developers and integration of their own version of an application store. The 3iX will be sold in Brazil before it launches in the U.S. so we should get to see the consumer reaction to Dell’s decision before U.S. customers take the plunge.
This phone passed the FCC about a month ago and is slated for an early 2010 release on AT&T’s network. It will be a 3G device with Wi-Fi, a 3 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash, and video capture, support for up to 32gb microSD cards, and a large 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen – among other things. There are no physical buttons on the face of the device and it seems to have an iPhone look to it. A stripped down version excluding 3G and Wi-Fi was launched on China Mobile’s OPhone platform last week. Head over to Zumo Blog for more pictures from all angles.