Dell considers smartphone move

Dell considers smartphone move


Dell has confirmed it is looking at ‘smaller devices’ as it seeks to enter the mobile phone and device market.

The company’s CEO, Michael Dell, hinted in a speech in Tokyo on Tuesday (24 March) that the company is developing a mobile internet device or smartphone.

Dell said: ‘It is true that we are exploring smaller-screen devices. We don't have any announcements to share today, but stay tuned as when we have new news we will share that with you.’

The company has admitted that it is considering acquisitions as an option to expand in the smartphone market. This week, analysts said that buying smartphone manufacturer Palm could mean a fast-track for Dell.

Dell said that he is watching the development of ecosystems that have built up around small mobile devices such as application stores sold by Google and Apple.

He added: ‘For the last three years, we have integrated 3G radios into our notebooks, We already have agreements with many mobile carriers around netbook devices, so it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect that we would have smaller mobile Internet devices or smartphones in the future.’

Dell declined to comment on a report last week’s Commercial Times newspaper in Taiwan that Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics, had received an order from Dell Inc. to make smartphones.


Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


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