Dell Thunder Review, Specs and Features

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Dell is best known for its affordable PCs, but it is flexing its muscles in the tablet and Android smartphone markets. Now Dell has release a new smartphone set to hit the market, named Dell Thunder.

Dell Thunder powered with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4.1-inch WVGA OLED touch screen with curved glass, 512 MB ROM, 512 MB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera with 720p video capture, Geo-tagging, face detection and Flash 10.1.

This Dell device also comes with Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, HSDPA, Digital compass, Social networking integration, a 1,400 mAh battery and run Android 2.1 with a custom UI called Stage.

The Dell Thunder smartphone has hard horizontal lines, sharp corners and the screen looks huge. There’s a heavily custom Dell “Stage” UI on top, which seems much different (and classier) than what we’ve seen on the Streak or Aero. With the dell logo on the back it does feel more like a mini computer than your average handset.

Overall the Dell Thunder sounds pretty similar to the Dell Streak 5-inch tablet, although it will clearly be marketed as a phone and include a more traditional phone UI. The Thunder smartphone will be release on AT&T in Q4, but now it is suggested a version with AWS support could go to T-Mobile and a dual-mode phone could indicate a Verizon launch.

Dell Thunder Specifications and features

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
HSDPA 900 / 2100
DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.1 inches
– Dell Stage UI
– Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
– Multi-touch input method
– Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Card slot microSD
DATA GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Bluetooth Yes v2.1 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0
CAMERA Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, face detection
Video Yes, 720p
Secondary
FEATURES OS Android OS, v2.1 (Eclair)
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 1 GHz processor
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes
Colors Black
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
– Digital compass
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail
– YouTube, Google Talk, Picasa integration
– Social networking integration
– MP3/eAAC+/WAV/WMA9 player
– MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV9 player
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Full flash support
– Voice memo/dial
BATTERY Standard battery, Li-Ion 1400 mAh

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