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Google and Dell teaming up on mobile phone?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Jan 2008 17:34 User comments (6)

Google and Dell teaming up on mobile phone? According to a new claim by the advertisement magazine MarketingWeek it seems that giants Google and Dell may be collaborating on a new mobile phone handset.
Citing "senior industry sources," the claim believes that the phone, kept under wraps for now, will be announced at the Mobile World Congress show in mid-February. Besides the claim the magazine had little details to give but the phone is most likely to be powered by Google's impressive Linux-based Android mobile operating system.

Over at Google however, "insiders" have denied any near-term announcements but this isn't the first time we have heard rumors of Dell's return to the smartphone market. Recent reports have claimed that former Motorola mobile chief Ron Garriques is "spearheading" the revival of handhelds over at Dell after the demise of the Axim PDA.

We will keep you updated.

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6 user comments

130.1.2008 23:50

...the Googlebot iPlot thickens...

231.1.2008 10:40

Google and Dell plot to take over the world Mwuahahahahaaaaaaaaa!

331.1.2008 11:00

Ahh good! Hopefully we will see something that will make the people who brought iPhones look stupid. Open Source rocks!

431.1.2008 11:27

This could certainly lead to an interesting phone. Dell typically makes hardware at a low price and Google is famous for offering free services. How about a phone for $49.99 with free (ad-supported) service? Where do I sign up?

531.1.2008 12:39

Originally posted by silk42:
This could certainly lead to an interesting phone. Dell typically makes hardware at a low price and Google is famous for offering free services. How about a phone for $49.99 with free (ad-supported) service? Where do I sign up?
Absolutely! Of course I was just being jovial about Google and Dell taking over the world.

This is the sort of thing that will turn the existing mobile models on their heads. It certainly looks exciting and I hope that it will be more of a global launch, as we in the UK are getting screwed by our mobile Service Providers.

622.2.2008 15:14

We will have to wait and see what unfolds here.

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