Hot New Dell Phone Leaks: Windows Phone 7-Based Lightning
Part of a significant Dell leak yesterday, originally posted on Engadget, the Dell Lightning is a pretty serious piece of Windows Phone 7 hardware. Windows Phone 7 is the rebranded Windows Mobile, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February and will hit the market later this year.
Dell provides consumers a compelling argument in favor of Windows Phone 7. Its phone is a big, bold portrait slider with a 4.1-inch WVGA OLED display. The phone is powered by the latest standard for fast, capable smartphones: a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Other specs include 1 GB of flash, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of microSD, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, GPS, accelerometer, compass and FM radio. It features 3G compatibility with T-Mobile and AT&T. Outside of the camera, which could use a boost up to 8 megapixels or so to compete with other new phones like the HTC Evo, that's a pretty top-end list of specs.
Even better than the current specs are the rumored future specs. According to Engadget's post: "Here's the real kicker, though -- other slides in the deck indicate this thing is getting an upgrade to LTE in Q4 of 2011." So this could be a sneak peak at the second 4G phone that we've seen (the aforementioned, Sprint-based HTC Evo being the first).
The Lightning is due out in the fourth quarter of this year, a time period that should see a variety of Phone 7 releases.