Dell is already planning to launch smartphones based on the next Android version codenamed as “Ice Cream”. The guys at WP Central recently shared a leaked slide of the Dell’s 2011 smartphone roadmap. According to the leaked roadmap, Dell will launch some powerful smartphones based on Windows Phone 7 and Android Ice Cream, later this year. These smartphones are currently codenamed as Wrigley, Hancock and Millennium.
Wrigley is a Windows Phone 7 based handset, which features a large 4 inch WVGA display with slide-out QWERTY keyboard. This handset looks quite similar to the Dell’s not-so-popular Venue Pro smartphone. It also features a 1 GHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording and playback and so on. This handset is expected to release in the Q3 of 2011.
Hancock is the Dell’s first smartphone powered by the Android Ice Cream operating system. It will come with a 4 inch qHD display, dual-core processor, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera for video chat and more. Hancock is expected to be released in September 2011.
The last handset on the leaked roadmap is “Millennium”. It has almost the same features of Hancock except the 4.3 inch qHD diaplay and DLNA support. This handset also runs on the Android Ice Cream operating system and features a dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording and playback, VGA front facing camera for video chat, etc. This handset is expected to be released in Q4 of 2011.
The Windows Phone 7 based Dell Venue Pro is also expected to get some additional features and enhancements in mid-April. Stay tuned for more updates.