While Microsoft’s Windows Mobile was a long time leader in operating systems for mobile devices, they have long neglected the current trend towards multi-functional smartphones, They also alienated many manufacturers and users recently when an update broke Samsung’s flagship Windows phone.
Now, Dell joins the fray with its first smartphone containing Windows Phone 7. The device gets a 4.1″ AMOLED display, a 1 GHz processor from Qualcomm, 512MB RAM and a pre-installed SD card that provides 16 GB of memory. The integrated camera takes pictures 5 megapixel quality.
For communication it uses both the GSM and UMTS standards, the latter of which allows up to 7.2 Mb/s transfers. In addition, the device supports Wi-Fi n networks. Bluetooth is also included. One difference in comparison to other Windows Phone 7 smartphones is the pull-down QWERTY keyboard, which makes it easier to work with Microsoft Office documents. Sharing is facilitated by synchronization via SharePoint. Of course, Exchange can also be integrated easily.