updated 11:20 am EST, Fri November 6, 2009
Dell Android phone greenlit at FCC
Dell's Mini 3iX smartphone has edged closer to the US today with an FCC filing. While the phone itself isn't photographed, a label diagram confirms its identity as it identifies the handheld as a phone with UMTS-based 3G and Bluetooth.
Its frequency range also confirms North American 3G support as it will work at the faster speeds on the 850MHz band needed for carriers like AT&T, Bell, Roger and Telus. Previous leaks have suggested it will also carry Wi-Fi that was omitted from the Chinese Mini 3i due to temporary legal restrictions. A 3-megapixel camera and a 640x360 touchscreen should be common across both models.
Dell has already sent signals that a cousin of the Mini 3i would reach the US in 2010 but hasn't provided a more specific release window. [via Unwired View]