AT&T snags Dell Android phone

The Aero is Dell's first smartphone in the United States and AT&T's second Android handset.

Dell Aero AT&T

The wait for the Dell smartphone in the United States is finally over. Monday, AT&T announced the Dell Aero, the first domestic mobile Dell device and AT&T's second Google Android handset. Based on the previously announced Mini 3, the Aero features a candy-bar design with a prominent touch screen and few physical controls.

AT&T hasn't released many feature or availability details just yet, though we know that the Aero offers a five-megapixel camera, a 3.5-inch display, GPS, Wi-Fi, and an HTML browser with Flash Lite. Also, AT&T and Dell developed a custom interface that will sit on top of the Android OS. We're not huge fans of skinning Android, so we'll see how that goes. In any case, we expect to learn more about the Aero this week at CTIA.

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