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10 November 2010

Dell Launches Android Phones in India


Dell XCD35

New Delhi, Nov 10 : PC maker Dell has made its entry in the Indian smartphone market with the launch of Android-based smartphones -- XCD28 and XCD35.

Featuring a 2.8-inch LCD touchscreen display, Dell XCD28 will come with a 3.2 megapixel digital camera. Dell XCD35 sports a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display and has access to Android Market for applications.

Powered by Android 2.1 OS, the phones will support 3G for high speed connectivity, WiFi and Bluetooth. Dell XCD28 also offers full internet browsing, a media player supporting multiple formats for videos, music and photos and features such as location awareness.

Additionally, the phones will offer support for FM Radio and access to Microsoft Email Exchange through Activesync. The phones come equipped with 200MB of internal memory that can be expanded upto 16GB using Micro SD memory cards.

"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 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.

"Today's launch validates our intention to bring accessible technology to key markets like India as we work relentlessly to enable our customers to grow and thrive. We chose to launch the new XCD range of smartphones first in India to offer a complete portfolio of Dell mobile Internet products in all screen sizes", said Farooq Butt, Vice President Worldwide Business Development & Strategy, Dell Inc.

Dell XCD28 is priced at Rs 10,990 while Dell XCD35 will sell for Rs 16,990. According to Dell, XCD28 will be immediately available in the market while XCD35 will be available by December 2010.


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