Was Hoping for a Good Dell Android Phone, Engadget Preview Comments Not Encouraging


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As an old Dell Axim X51v Pocket PC fan, I had hopes that Dell would make a handheld mobile device comeback with the Android-based Aero (not to be confused with the old Windows CE based Compaq Aero Handheld and Palm-size PCs). Alas, according to Engadget’s preview look, things do not look promising.

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On a brighter note, Engadget reports Dell contacted them to say that the preview unit is not represenative of the final product. But, here’s my question to Dell: Why show a preview device that isn’t like what the general population will see? This seems like a bad marketing move to me.