Report: Dell to Jump on Smartphone Bandwagon
Just what the doctor ordered. As Acer gears up to launch its very first smartphone, reports have emerged that Dell is be about to do the same thing.
The Wall Street Journal today reports that Dell is is preparing a move into the smartphone market as early as next month. According to the Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, Dell will introduce two new mobile phones in February at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona.
Addressing one of the bigger problems facing smartphone manufacturers, the company has opted to release a full touchscreen phone as well as a version that comes packed with a slide out keyboard. Not only that, according to PCWorld, one will run on Windows Mobile and one will run on Google’s Android. While it’s not clear which, no doubt there’ll be countless people who “wanted the touch version but not with (blank) OS.”
There’s no word on pricing, nor is there any word on which carrier will be touting Dell handsets. Still, it seems like there are just too many “us too” smartphones hitting the market, devices endeavoring to take on the iPhone or the BlackBerry.
So who’s in, a Dell smartphone? Can’t say I’m too pushed. This and the Acer announcement will be interesting but not popcorn-worthy. Stay tuned.