Dell has announced that U.S.-based AT&T will become the next mobile operator to offer a smartphone from the Mini 3 Android-based lineup. Over the past two months, Dell has established smartphone arrangements with mobile operators including the world’s largest, China Mobile, Claro in Brazil, and now AT&T.
The company says Mini 3 smartphones create an easy-to-use mobile Internet experience. The Android-based platform gives the Mini 3 optimal power, flexibility and customization opportunities for both users and operators. .
The arrangement with AT&T is part of Dell’s continued focus on developing smart mobile products and services through value-added relationships with leading operators. Dell has existing arrangements with other leading global telecom providers, including Vodafone in Europe, Australia and New Zealand; AT&T in the United States; M1 and Starhub in Singapore; Maxis in Malaysia; China Mobile in China; and Claro in Brazil – each creating more opportunities to meet the needs of the connected lifestyle.
“Smart phones are an extension of Dell’s strategy to develop intelligent and more mobile products that meet the needs of operators and customers,” said Ron Garriques, president, Dell Communication Solutions. “The Mini 3 is a result of listening to customers and creating products that allow people to do the things they want, whenever and wherever they want to do them.”
Details about Dell’s Mini 3 will be announced by AT&T closer to device availability expected during the first half of 2010.