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Photos: Dell unveils its very first smartphone

Google Android powers the Mini 3

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Topic: Mobility
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Google Android powers the Mini 3

Dell may be better known as a PC vendor but it also has designs on smartphones.

Last week the computer giant revealed details of its first foray into the increasingly crowded smartphone market with a touchscreen device called the Dell Mini 3, pictured here.

The Mini 3 is powered by Google's mobile OS, Android.

Photo credit: Dell

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Dell has named mobile operators Claro in Brazil and China Mobile in China as the first carriers for the Mini 3 but the company has not confirmed whether the device will be coming to other markets.

Dell CEO Michael Dell is pictured above, right, showing off the Android-powered smartphone with João Cox, president of Claro.

Photo credit: Dell

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A Chinese version of the Dell Mini 3 smartphone is shown here, running China Mobile's Fetion instant messaging client.

Dell has not yet released details of the Android device's specs or launch date.

According to analyst house Gartner, Android took a 3.5 per cent share of the global smartphone market in the third quarter of this year, while Windows Mobile's share declined to 7.9 per cent - a drop of 3.2 percentage points year-on-year.

Photo credit: Dell

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