Dell Announces New Android Phones

Some drool-inducing new phones from Dell have just been spotted by the fine folks over at Engadget. Dell’s upcoming lineup includes new Android-powered and Windows 7 Series devices, as well as a pair of Android tablets. 2010 is shaping up to be a very good year for Android fans.

As these new phones launch, thousands of consumers will be looking for ways to sync these phones to their PCs. That’s where CompanionLink comes in. DejaOffice, a mobile office application suite for Android, will provide these new phones with business friendly contacts, calendar, tasks and notes apps. DejaOffice users will also be able to sync their new Dell phones to their PCs using CompanionLink. Compatible desktop software includes Outlook, Lotus Notes, ACT! by Sage, Palm Desktop and Goldmine.

Little is currently known about how the Windows 7 Series phones will sync with the PC. CompanionLink will continue to monitor this new smartphone platform, and as more details arise, will evaluate whether support for Windows 7 Series will be offered.

The Android-powered Dell Thunder

Source: Engadget.com

Dell smarphones based on Android

Dell Mini 3 two-way syncSource: CNET and Dell

Dell today announced that they will enter the smartphone market with the launch of the Mini 3 device that’s based on the Google Android platform.  The units will first sell in China and Brazil this year.

If the Dell Mini 3 is like current Android-based smartphones that automatically sync with Google contacts and calendar, then Dell Mini 3 users will be able to use CompanionLink to sync Microsoft Outlook data with their Google accounts and their phones.

Here’s the full article on CNET about Dell’s announcement today.

CompanionLink supports supports two-way sync using Chinese characters.  This works because the core architecture behind CompanionLink’s products is Unicode-compliant.  Customers who use Chinese characters in their desktop software – such as Microsoft Outlook – will be able to sync their Outlook data with Google and Dell Mini 3.