And, when Dell does it, they really go all out. Making its move into the mobile market against the likes of HTC and Apple, Dell's lineup has just been leaked on the internet. What really got our attention, is the reported operating systems that'll be running on these Dell devices - Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 and Google's Android Froyo. Based on what we've seen, the Dell Lightning will be the Windows Phone 7 device, and to be in line with the availability of Windows Phone 7, you can expect this at the end of the year, if not early next year.
Engadget - The mother of all Dell leaks just dropped into our laps, and the absolute highlight has to be the Lightning, a Windows Phone 7 portrait slider. That's right -- a portrait slider. The renders on these slides look slick as hell, but they're no match for the spec sheet, which looks even better: 1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon processor, WVGA 4.1-inch OLED display, AT&T and T-Mobile 3G, five megapixel autofocus camera, 1GB of flash with 512MB RAM plus 8GB of storage on a MicroSD card (non-user-replaceable, we're assuming), GPS, accelerometer, compass, FM radio, and full Flash support including video playback.
Four devices have been named, which is the earlier Lightning, and three other Android devices - Dell Flash, Smoke and Thunder. And yes, they'll all be running on Froyo, the next Android iteration after Eclair (version 2.1). Check out the Lightning here, and the Android devices here, here and here.