The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has given Dell the green light on its new Android-based smartphone, which is slated to be released on the AT&T network in the United States early next year.
The Mini 3iX will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G mobile broadband, and is rumoured to also feature a 3.5-inch touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel camera and GPS.
The move comes as major handset makers - including many who have built devices around the Google-backed Android mobile software - continue working to tap into the success of devices like the Apple iPhone or the BlackBerry by RIM (Research In Motion).
There is not a lot of information available at this time, but it appears the phone will be similar to the Mini 3i device Dell showcased in China last August.
No word yet as to whether this device will become available in Canada.