Yep, looks like the Android-powered Dell smartphone rumors were correct. After months of speculation, AT&T today announced the Dell Aero, Dell's first Android-powered smartphone. Billed in "coming soon" status, the details are surprisingly sparse at the moment - though the press release mentions a custom user interface of some sort. As AT&T's second Android smartphone, I hope it's not bogged down with AT&T bloatware and foolish requirements (Backflip, anyone?).
The Dell Aero portion of the press release is below. What do you say - the Dell Aero, or the AT&T version of the Nexus One?
AT&T also will soon unveil an Android-based smartphone the Dell Aero. This will be Dell’s first smartphone available in the U.S., and will feature a new, beautiful custom user interface developed by Dell and AT&T. To learn more about the Dell Aero, visit www.att.com/aero.
“Our unparalleled choice in smartphones has put us at the top of the industry—and given us twice as many smartphone customers as any of our competitors,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “As the leaders in mobile broadband, we complement our smartphone lineup with the nation’s fastest 3G network and the largest Wi-Fi network in the U.S., with more than 20,000 public hotspots. We’re also the only carrier to offer valuable features like A-List with ROLLOVER, which add even greater value to our products and services. We’re looking forward to bringing these benefits to customers who choose one of the Palm smartphones or the exclusive Dell Aero.”