Dell Windows Phone 7 details leaked

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People are getting so careless with their smartphones! At least poor Gray Powell only lost one, but the folks at Dell have managed to lose track of five - or the marketing bumf for them, anyway.

The specs and photos of the new Android phones and Windows Phone 7-based Lightning ended up in the hands of Engadget.

It says the Lightning is a slider with full Qwerty keyboard, 4.1-inch WVGA OLED capacitive touch screen, and five-megapixel autofocus camera. It's said to be based on a 1GHz QSD8250 Snapdragon processor, with 1GB flash ROM and 512MB RAM as well as a MicroSD card slot and 8GB MicroSD card.

Bells and whistles include GPS, an accelerometer, a compass, FM radio, and full Flash video.

The Thunder is said to be a touch-screen, Android version of the Lightning - with the same display, it has an eight-megapixel camera and includes image editing software.

The curved-glass Flash looks very pretty indeed and includes 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor, a 3.5-inch WVGA TFT touch screen display, five-megapixel autofocus camera, and Flash 10.1. It has support for USB, Wifi, AGPS, 3.5mm, and Bluetooth 3.0.

The Smoke is rather more corporate, and comes with full Qwerty keyboard and five-megapixel camera. Based on a 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7230 processor, there's 512MB/256MB of internal memory with a MicroSD card slot supporting  up to 32GB. It supports 14.4Mbps HSPA, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1.

The Aero has a 3.5-inch capacitive touch screen and five-megapixel autofocus camera. It comes with QuickOffice, support for Microsoft ActiveSync and Exchange and a media player.

The Lightning and Thunder should appear by the end of this year, with LTE models to follow by the end of 2011. The Flash will be out in Q1 next year, followed by the Smoke and Aero by midsummer.