The long wait is over. AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) launched Dell's first U.S. smartphone, the Android-powered Aero, for $99.99 with a two-year contract.
The Aero, which runs Android 1.5 and sports a custom user interface from Dell, was first announced in March. Dell's additions to Android include Microsoft email with Active Sync, handwriting recognition software and one-click upload of photos to social sites, as well as preloaded apps like Facebook. AT&T launched the Dell Streak, the company's 5-inch tablet, earlier this month.
The Aero has a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, a 5-megapixel camera, WiFi and 2 GB of internal memory.
As to whether Aero users will get access to future iterations of Android (Google has released Android version 2.2), Dell spokesman Matthew Parretta said there was no upgrade schedule available for the Aero right now.
Interestingly, Dell might have some more mobile tricks up its sleeve. According to leaks from earlier this year, Dell is planning to release several high-end Android and Windows Phone 7 devices later this year.
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