Right on the heels of the launch of its “Streak”, the tablet pc that debuted earlier this month, Dell has announced that its first smartphone for U.S. consumers is selling now for $99.99 with a two year AT&T contract or $299.99 without. The Aero Android features a 3.5 inch display made with Corning’s gorilla glass, GPS navigation, Bluetooth, Adobe Flashlite, 2GB microSD card that can be upgraded to a 32GB and a 5 megapixel camera with 8x zoom. Dell wants social media addicts to know that with AT&T’s large Wi-Fi network they’ll have no trouble talking and tweeting at the same time. Facebook and Twitter have been preloaded.
In such a competitive market, the Aero may not promise enough to truly make it stand out in the crowd. It’s running Android 1.5 which seems outdated now that 2.2 is available. Still, it’s a sleek and attractive design with great features as you’ll see in the video below. Come Christmas shopping time, consumers are going to be facing some tough decisions.