Dell has announced two new Android based budget smartphones, targeted specially at the Indian market. The new Dell XCD28 and the Dell XCD35 will be launched in India soon, and will be available for Rs. 10,990 and Rs. 16,990 respectively.
Both the XCD28 and the XCD35 will run Android 2.1 Eclair and will offer 3G HSDPA connectivity. The Dell XCD28 will have a 2.8 inch resistive touchscreen display and a 3.2 MP camera while the Dell XCD35 will sport a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display.
The Dell XCD28 doesn’t seem very impressive, especially when compared to the Spice Mi-300 and the Samsung Galaxy 3 and 5, but the Dell XCD35 has a nice design and is priced quite attractively at Rs. 16,990. Both the phones should be out by the end of 2010.
“For more than 25 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming computing, enabling more affordable and more pervasive access to technology around the world. With today’s launch, we extend the same pioneering edge to the smartphones market as starting with the XCD series, we look to offer technology solutions to a much larger audience”, said Mahesh Bhalla, General Manager, Consumer & SMB, Dell India. “In the fast growing Indian mobile market, this will allow more and more Gen Y and mobile professionals to access a rich browsing and multimedia experience, backed with the assurance of an uncompromising, market-leading service support”, he added.