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Dell Thunder Android protoype gets a thorough hands on

While we drool over all the new phones we hear about, the Thunder prototype units the Engadget got their hands on are certainly near the top of the want list, and they're sharing a really nice preview of what's to come.  Ever since we first heard about the Thunder back in April, the curved glass screen and sleek styling have stood out and even though these are just prototype units, they sure look good.

We do know it has a Snapdragon clocked at 1 Ghz, 802.11n, 8 MP camera (with flash), and a 1400 mAh battery, but things like the final screen resolution and version of Android are still up in the air.

Be sure to check out the video and image gallery. [engadget]

Jerry Hildenbrand
Jerry Hildenbrand

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.

  • So does it come with dell bloatware like in their pcs
  • Probably and it comes standard with the bottom of the barrel quality. Just like their PC's.
  • Would be cool if they use vanilla Android in the final version We need a manufacturer to put out quality vanilla devices, light on the bloat. Maybe Dell will be smart enough to try and fill this void
  • Judging by the icon size I'd say that's a pretty high res screen?
  • Have you seen how they handled the Streak? Dell will find some way to blow it up. Shame, because that is one sexy form factor.
  • haha, blow it up. its funny because its true.
  • Its still a pos Dell. I wouldn't buy one of their computers so why would I buy a phone from them. Their products are junk. Can't wait to see how many force closes happen while multi-tasking.
  • I miss stock android. I wish I had it on my Dx.
  • After reading all of the post here over at XDA and other sites one would be an idiot to purchase anything from the Dell corporation.
  • If someone reads all posting in these and other forums he/she would never buy anything again... ever!
  • Well I would hope that the thunder has the quality of their dell axim series of pdas which were really top notch winmo pdas. They were great.
  • This gigantic screen with a mere 1400 mah battery? Are you kidding? Wow...this may be one of the biggest screens yet, or at least highest resolution. Anything lower than 1500 is insane, and 1500 wouldn't even be that good on a screen that (looks, at least) this large. 3rd party batteries are going to be an absolute must for even the casual user on this one.
  • Actually nevermind, just watched the video. I guess it's just a 4.1 inch screen? If so, it's not much different from Evo, X, HD2, etc. 1400 is low but, at least it's not as bad as the Inc's 1300.
  • The bad thing of this cellphone is that is very expensive buying the unlock code to be used everywhere , Comparing it with my HTC i prefer my HTC since they have more covers design for example my flowy Cover that really looks very good on it.