Dell, who introduced their first phone/tablet earlier this year (Dell Streak), has now decided to enter the Indian market in a big way by catering to more than just high-end smartphone customers, and will be offering two 3G-ready Android 2\.1 devices to low and mid-end smartphone customers.
Competing with such phones as the HTC Wildfire, LG Optimus One P500, Motorola Backflip, Samsung Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5, Dell’s offering are rebranded Chinese phones thought to be manufactured by ZTE. They are named the XCD28Where to buy 7491 (aka ZTE Racer) and XCD35 (aka ZTE BladeWhere to buy 2598). The former, priced at Rs. 10,990, is available in markets now. The XCD35 will only be arriving by December though, and will be priced at Rs. 16,990.
[RELATED_ARTICLE]Some features have been added on to cater to the Indian masses, including FM radio and Microsoft Exchange. Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Dell India’s Mahesh Balla commented:
“With today’s launch, we extend [our] pioneering edge to the smartphones market... as starting with the XCD series, we look to offer technology solutions to a much larger audience. In the fast growing Indian mobile market, this will allow more and more younger generation and mobile professionals to access a rich browsing and multimedia experience, backed with the assurance of an uncompromising, market-leading service support…We chose to launch the new XCD range of smartphones first in India to offer a complete portfolio of Dell mobile Internet products in all screen sizes.”
In related news, it's rumoured that Dell is coming out with a new version of its Dell StreakWhere to buy 4500 13400 phone/tablet in May 2011. Called Opus One, it will supposedly sport Android Froyo, a 5-inch 1280x800 resolution screen, and a 1.2GHz dual core processor.
Check out more detailed specifications of the XCD28Where to buy 7491 and XCD35 below:
XCD28Where to buy 7491
2.8-inch (QVGA) resistive touchscreen
3.5-inch (800x480) capacitive touchscreen
200MB internal, expandable up to 16GB via microSD
512MB internal, expandable up to 32GB via microSD