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AT&T confirms Dell is getting into smartphone business

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 17 Feb 2009 17:21 User comments (3)

AT&T confirms Dell is getting into smartphone business In January we reported that Dell was preparing to enter the smartphone business, and today it appears that rumor has been confirmed.
This morning at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph De La Vega noted that "Dell announced they're entering the smart phone market." Although Dell has not confirmed anything yet, the word of the CEO of one of the largest carriers in America seems to be pretty solid at this point.

Previous reports have said that a group of engineers at Dell have been working on a phone based on the Android operating system for over a year now, and on a phone based on Windows Mobile for over six months.

Dell will be focusing on the increasingly crowded smartphone market, currently led by Apple, RIM and Palm and their two devices will likely be a touchscreen phone and one with a slide out QWERTY keyboard.

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3 user comments

117.2.2009 19:53

More competition I suppose...which usually is a good thing, it would also be good if new providers started to pop-out creating more plans with better variety at reasonable costs.

218.2.2009 0:08

I want my dumbphone back, you know the one with the Monochrome numberscreen and numbers.

that all you could do is make a phone call with it, and reduce your sperm count by holding it in between your legs.

327.2.2009 10:48

Great... Another product that Dell will quit manufacturing & supporting in a couple of years.

I have a Dell Axim 5 (PDA) and a 20 gig DJ. Neither devices are supported. Try to get a replacement remote for the DJ.

Never again Dell

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