In part one, we gave you a glimpse into two devices that are expected to be in Dell's roadmap of mobile devices between 2010 and 2011. Here you'll see two more devices that are considered to be part of Dell's midrange lineup, and geared toward slightly different demographics. We'll finish up with part three which will be a look into Dell's proposed tablet devices, but until then, we give you the Dell Flash and Smoke. Enjoy.
This next device, gorgeous as it may be, doesn't appear to be headed to market until some time in 2011, according to Engadget. According to the specs, the Flash will come equipped with a 3.5 inch WVGA touchscreen, 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor, 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, Bluetooth, WiFi, 512MB RAM/ROM, up to 64GB microSD storage (impressive!), and will be sporting Android 2.2 (Froyo). Engadget is calling this device a midrange phone (based on the processor), and by the looks of it, the Flash will be very close to stepping over the line between midrange and high-end devices. This device is expected to be released in early 2011 to AT&T and perhaps others, and may be offered as an unlocked device (think Nexus One).
Dell seems to be targeting a similar demographic for the Flash as they are the Thunder. "Creative Explorers" and "Affluent Professionals" are the kind of people that should migrate toward the Flash. It's interesting that they go as far as to say that people who are "looking for a premium, cutting edge brand that's a status symbol," will adopt this device. Perhaps they're referring to the 54% of women who would rather date men with iPhones? I'll let you be the judge of that.
For more information and pictures on the Flash, go here.
The Smoke has been likened to a better looking Palm Pixi. It too will be sporting Froyo along with a 2.8-inch QVGA screen and a full QWERTY keyboard. The device will have the same processor as the Flash (Qualcomm MSM7230, 800MHz), along with 512MB RAM and 256MB ROM and up to 32GB microSD external storage. It's also expected to come equipped with the usual Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
The smoke is intended for "Strivers" and "Accomplished Productives," which seems to mean that while they still need some of the features of the higher-end devices, they are more practical individuals who place value as an important piece of the productivity puzzle. The smoke differentiates itself from competing phones (Palm Pixi, BlackBerry) and is considered (by Dell, of course) to be a "Trend setting, pocketable portrait QWERTY at a price that won't break the bank."
For more information and pictures on the Smoke, go here.
For more on Dell's 2010 product roadmap: