AT&T to soon unveil an Android-powered Dell phone called the "Aero"

Well, that was unexpected. Tacked on to the news of the Palm Pixi Plus and Pre Plus finding their way to AT&T was a passing mention that AT&T would soon be pulling back the curtains on their second Android-powered phone, the Dell Aero.

Here’s all they’ve said so far:

AT&T also will soon unveil an Android-based smartphone the Dell Aero. This will be Dell’s first smartphone available in the U.S., and will feature a new, beautiful custom user interface developed by Dell and AT&T. To learn more about the Dell Aero, visit

At the time this post was published, that “learn more” link was not live. I’d expect it to go live in the next few hours, with more details trickling in during CTIA (which, by the way, begins tomorrow.) Until more details find their way out, we can only assume that the Aero is AT&T’s version of the Dell Mini 3i which launched in China last year.

Update: AT&T just sent over this picture of the Aero confirming our suspicions: it’s the Mini 3i hardware, complete with its intense overhaul of the Android UI. They also confirmed that the page linked above should be live soon.