Mobile Crunch has discovered a Chinese site that appears to have an official announcement of the release of Dell’s mini3i Android-powered smartphone.
The article (in Chinese) indicates that the Dell phone will be released through China Mobile under the OPhone category. This is not to be mistaken with the Lenovo OPhone that we had previously reported on. Apparently China Mobile intends on using the term “OPhone” as an umbrella word for all Android devices that it will release. All China Mobile “OPhones” will be required to support the Chinese homegrown 3G TD-SCDMA standard, which has shown relatively slow adoption.
[Editor’s note. Mobile Crunch’s source site, 163.com, is not an official Dell or China Mobile website. Though it does looks like a press release, this is still a bit speculative at the moment. If anybody that reads Chinese would like to take a look at the page and describe its contents for us in the comments, that would be great.]