Engadget shows off Dell phone prototypes

It seems that the world+dog is leaking top secret plans to the IT media these days. Not only does Gizmodo score a 4G iPhone but its number one rival Engadget appears to have picked up the details of three of Dell’s new smartphones.

Two of them are affectionately named Thunder and Lightning which in German was a swear word, at least in the war comics I read as a kiddie. The Dell Thunder is a candy bar-style phone with a 4.1″ (WVGA) OLED display.  It has an 8MP digital camera, and includes HSDPA support.

Engadget claims the Thunder will have a integrated Hulu app for viewing movies and TV. An LTE version of the Thunder will tip up next year.

The Lightning is a slider phone which will run Windows Phone 7 operating system and has HSDPA 7.2Mbps 3G connectivity. It has a 4.1″ (WVGA) OLED screen, an autofocusing 5MP camera and has a 1GHz (QSD8250) Snapdragon processor under the bonnet.  The Lightning has 1GB of flash and features 512MB of RAM.

Lastly is Flash which will have an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB RAM / 512MB ROM, 3.5″ WVGA display, Bluetooth 3.0, and TV-out.

Dell says the flash has an “innovative design with unique curved glass”.