Android cellphone plus Android tablet equals Dell Mini 5; video reveals docking station

Android cellphone plus Android tablet equals Dell Mini 5; video reveals docking station
What can you say about the Dell Mini 5? The Android powered device is a tablet and a cellphone. Prototype units out now are powered by Android 1.6 which might change by the time production starts on the model. The touchscreen is a whopping 5 inches with resolution of 480 x 800 pixels on the capacitive display. Under the hood is the now obligatory 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. There is 405MB of RAM and 1.63GB of storage that can be increased through the microSD slot next to the battery. Speaking of the battery, the cell ran all day using 3G services. As for the skimpy amount of native memory, that can be beefed up for retail production. There is a WCDMA radio on board and the video below does show a dial pad for the device, so it would appear that cellphone service will be supported. Some of the ports will be proprietary which means that Dell will probably be offering some peripherals for the Mini 5. No launch date for the Mini 5 was mentioned, and our previous report on it mentioned a pre-subsidized price of $1,098 USD.

One interesting accessory is the docking station which is the subject of the strange video below. There appears to be an HDMI output jack and a USB port and a see through back support for the Mini 5. Oh yes, there is a joke that repeats over and over. It's a play on the manufacturer's name, really, and gets old after the first time it is done. Anyway, enjoy the video as it also shows a bit of the device in action and you can gauge the size of it better. Guys, with the Dell Mini 5 stuffed in the right pocket, you might find the women swarming all over you.

source: T3 (translated) via Engadget

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4 Comments

1. electro.livin

Posts: 17; Member since: Feb 15, 2010

its too small to be a tablet and to big to be a phone i dont like the look of it at all.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

i was actually looking forward to this little monster when they thought it was comming to Tmobile. Id love to have a screen that size lol... especially if the battery is actually built to last all day. rather have a phone be slightly too big and be able to type on it, than slightly too small and be making typos all day.

3. Kerry unregistered

NOW THIS IS WHAT I HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT!! I have been telling my husband for over a year now, that I didnt understand why someone doesnt come out with a tablet/cellphone hybrid. I never put my phone to my ear in the first place. And whats the point of having HD video on a phone if its so tiny you really cant enjoy it.. i told him I would gladly take on the size of the Ipad and it wouldnt bother me. I carry a pocketbook, as do most women. And men have already begun carrying cases for their laptops, tablets and Kindles,as it is. I get bogged down carrying all my items. Why not marry them all and finally only need to lug around one thing.

4. TUlsaboyw unregistered

For me... The ideal excluding price ...would be a IPHONE that is IPAD size.. But Im likley to settle for one of several non-apple choices that already have cellphone capability but are netbooks by defination.. TIme will tell... and I wont stil bother till the unit is cheaper... they are all too expensive still. Until then I will continue using free cellphones and my current good laptops. A TABLET of 'HP SLATE' size or IPAD size but with IPHONE similar capabilities is what I hope to see one day.

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