Dell Android Smartphone Due in the U.S. in 2010 via AT&T Wireless

Apple iPod touch (left) – Dell Axim X50v (right)

Every now and I hear someone (usually on a tech podcast) comment about how horrible the old Dell Pocket PCs (Windows Mobile) were. While Dell’s first Pocket PC, the X5, was a chunky blog, their last device, the Axim X50v (see the photo above) was a great product and one my two all-time favorite Pocket PCs (the other being the HP Jornada 560). The Axim X50v had a fast processor, hardware graphics accelerator, nice big screen, WiFi, Bluetooth, SD slot, CF slot, and a removeable battery. So, I’m looking forward to seeing Dell’s return to the mobile marketplace in the U.S. with their first Android based smartphone. From Reuters…

Dell plans first U.S. smartphone with AT&T: source

Dell’s most recent mobile play, the Dell mini netbook models, seem to be well received and have some of the more interesting hardware options in the netbook world (GPS, HD video, TV tuner, etc.). Let’s see if Dell can score another mobile winner when their Android smartphone hits the market sometime in 2010.