Dell Mini 3iX passes through the FCC with 3G and Wi-FiAaron Baker - Director, Content and Partnerships
The boys at the FCC have just given approval to the Dell Mini 3iX in US form factor - 3G on the 850 MHz and 1900 MHz bands, along with Wi-Fi. It will offer a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 3G connectivity, GPS, a microSD card slot, and a 3.0-megapixel camera. No word on what Android OS it will be running, but the hope is that it will run Android 2.0 "Eclair" out of the box (or some sort of newer Android build).
Though conventional logic states that the device will be heading to AT&T at some point in early 2010, I wouldn't hold my breath. Yes, the fact that it passed through with 850/1900 MHz 3G bands is promising, but we've seen the same thing happen in the past. My hope is that as time progresses, we'll get some leaked documentation from AT&T, but until that happens, I would recommend taking the thought with a grain of salt. Pricing and availability have yet to be determined, but with the holiday shopping season heating up (Droid, Droid Eris, Behold II, and more), I'm a bit surprised that this phone isn't out on the market.
Stay tuned to PhoneDog.com - and our Droid-centric website, DroidDog.com - for more information.