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Dell U.S. Smartphone: The Dell Aero Smartphone

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Dell U.S. Smartphone: The Dell Aero Smartphone – It has been rumored for months, and now it is finally here: the Dell Aero smartphone.

Originally released in China, the Android based Aero has been a huge hit in the Asian market, offering competition for both Apple’s iPhone, and Google’s HTC Hero and Android devices. This made it a possible U.S release piece for the financial quarter, and it was released today.

The price is expected to draw a fairly wide crowd of customers, with a low $99 sell rate with a 2-year AT&T contract. But even if you prefer to stay away from the contract, it is significantly less expensive than many smartphone models, at only $299 full retail.

It comes with a 3.5 inch screen, and by all accounts it has a pretty good browser and decent load times on their Internet platform. The desktop is pretty neat and easy to navigate, and the connectivity is solid. There have been no reports of the pitfalls of the iPhone 4 or newest Droid, both of which showed service drops early on.

There is only one real downfall for the Dell, and that is the software, which is sure to cause some irritation for those who are more interested in high performance smartphones. Dell, for reasons that are hard to fathom, chose not to offer a software update prior to the U.S release. Therefore, it still runs on the Android 1.5, which is well over a year out of date.
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Bad move, Dell.

So, basically this is a great, cost alternative to most expensive models, which can run from $400 – $600 without a contract. But if you are looking for something that is cutting edge, you are about 16 months too late.

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