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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