Within the next couple of days, Dell will be launching a mobile phone. The phone will be powered by the Google Android operating system. Since the operating system is open source, this will save the Chinese customers some money. The news about an Android-powered Dell phone has been rumored since April.
The provider of the phone service will be China Mobile. And the phone is expected to be called the Ophone mini3i. Given the word mini is in the name, I have a strong belief that the phone will be miniature.
Rumor has it that Dell is also working with Google Android on a tablet PC. But there is another rumor that Dell is working on their own proprietary operating system while partnering with software company Red Office.
The Dell Ophone mini3i phone is expected to operate similarly to the iPhone. The phone will have a touchscreen and will not have a physical keyboard. Lenovo and Dopod are also expected to launch Ophones of their own in the next several days. All Ophones will have TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access). This means the phone will not work outside of China, unless hacked of course.