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.