Gadget blog Engadget has leaked pictures and slides of an interesting Windows Phone coming this year from Dell called the Lightning. I wouldn’t call it the “ultimate” Windows Phone, as the hyperbolic site does, but it is nice looking certainly.
Here’s what the kids at Engadget have to say about this (minus a bunch of immature stuff):
The Lightning [is] a Windows Phone 7 portrait slider. That’s right — a portrait slider. The renders on these slides look slick … but they’re no match for the spec sheet, which looks even better: 1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon processor, WVGA 4.1-inch OLED display, AT&T and T-Mobile 3G, five megapixel autofocus camera, 1GB of flash with 512MB RAM plus 8GB of storage on a MicroSD card (non-user-replaceable, we’re assuming), GPS, accelerometer, compass, FM radio, and full Flash support including video playback. Release date is pegged at Q4, so this is obviously a WP7 launch device, but here’s the real kicker — other slides in the deck indicate this thing is getting an upgrade to LTE in Q4 of 2011.
And here are links to the slides so you don’t have to visit the site. (You’re welcome.)
Thanks to Elliot P. for the tip. (And thanks to everyone else… I just noticed some other emails and comments too. Thanks guys!)