In an interesting turn of events, it appears that T-Mobile may be getting the Dell Thunder as well as the Dell Lightning. Both have similar specs, but the Thunder is an Android based phone while the Lightning is a Windows 7 Phone. Engadget, though, was able to get their hands on two early prototype Thunder units. Apparently the hardware they have doesn’t quite match the test apps that can be found on the device. It appears that the Thunder, and possibly the lightning, will run a 1 ghz Snapdragon processor (QSM8250), with Qualcomm Adreno graphics, and light up a 4.1 inch (possibly) AMOLED screen. It also appears like there will be 512MB RAM, 512MB ROM, a VGA front facing camera (we will see) and an 8 megapixel camera around back. You may also see FM radio support, dual microphones, HDMI output and a hardware dock connector. Which Android will this run? Hard to say since both units were using different versions, but I would expect at least Eclair. Sounds pretty fancy, especially since it has AWS test apps, which suggests that it could land on our beloved T-Mobile. Make sure to watch the video below, head on over to Engadget for some very very very early thoughts and leave your thoughts in the comments!
Engadget (preview), Engadget (original leak)