Computer manufacturer Dell has already made its foray into the mobile phone space with the Dell Streak
- a device that we imagine must've been created as a truce for a war between their mobile and tablet development teams. Today, they're coming out with two saner-looking phones; the XCD28 (or the ZTE Racer) and the XCD35 (a.k.a ZTE Blade). The former has a wallet-friendly price tag of Rs. 10,990. The specs read what a typical mid-range Android would be like - 600 MHz processor, 3.2 mega-pixel camera, 3G, Wi-fi et al. Before you start fascinating about the XCD28 as your next phone purchase, allow us to take your desire and stamp it over and over after we throw it on the floor. This phone has a 2.8-inch QVGA (and that's not the bad part), resistive screen. Yes, the non-finger optimized, meant-to-be-used-with-a-stylus technology from the previous decade still makes its way into the XCD28. In comparison, you've got the Samsung Galaxy 5
that has a capacitive screen, sells for Rs. 2,000 cheaper with the only demotion of a 2 mega-pixel camera. We'd trade the crappier camera for that finger-friendly screen any day.
But the more mature XCD35 is another story altogether. The most striking feature has to be the iPhone-sized 3.5-inch capacitive screen with a graciously high 800 x 480 pixel resolution. Other than that, the specs aren't that different from the XCD28. The official price is quoted at Rs. 16,990, but if they can get it to that magical Rs. 15,000 figure, then this does seem like a very sweet deal. With that kind of screen on-board, it will surely blow low-resolution plagued phones like the HTC Wildfire
out of the stratosphere! The only weak link that we could foretell is the kinda-low 3.2 mega-pixel camera. We can't wait to get our hands on this one.
Source: The Times of India