We’ve seen picture evidence and heard word of Dells plans to move into smartphones before but, today, at an analyst conference, the president of the company’s consumer division confirmed their interest.
Ronald Garriques talked of opportunities to develop a range of 3G-based handsets with screen sizes between 4-12″. So, that’s from very big, to laptop. Already thought they did the top end of that?
Dell was widely thought to have developed a smartphone in the past that was rejected by operators in Europe and the US but now Mr Garriques has said that they’re happy to work with the top three of four in the world to come up with something that meets their needs. Doubtless more dribs and drabs on this one until the photos of phones next to stationary begin.
(via Cellualr News)
This post is going to consist of little more than this blurred picture I’m afraid. It’s supposedly the much anticipated Dell smartphone.
Little is known at this point apart from that it will probably be running Google Android version 1.5. The leaked photograph, courtesy of a Chinese PDA fan forum, indicates that it’s going to have a slide out keyborad – it looks very Palm Preish to me.
Apart from that, not much else is known, so we’ll just have to sit tight and see what happens. As always, keep your eye’s peeled on Tech Digest – we’ll be passing on any updates just as soon as we get them.
Before we get rolling on this one, I should say that I’m a little skeptical personally but men and women who spend their days stroking their beards and, well, whatever women stroke when they’re deep in thought, seem pretty convinced that Dell is going to get into mobiles from February.
In fact, it’s not just any beards and beardettes that think it to be true, it’s the top most hairy ones over at the Wall Street Journal and Engadget too, even though Dell has publicly said that they won’t be…