Dell’s smartphone push

April 22, 2010 § Leave a comment

Last year when Dell announced a couple of handsets for the Latin Americas and China, the bloggers heaved a collective “meh!” [1][2]. The phones looked pedestrian and did nothing to make a case for Dell in the new business. When news came out that Dell was going to be on ATT, there were critics questioning the value of the move for ATT. How much things have changed since then…

Yesterday, Engadget unveiled a bunch of Dell prototypes destined for the North American market over the next few quarters. While their actual performance remains to be seen, the specs are worth dying for. 4.1 inch AMOLED screens, HD displays, hulu apps, Android 2.1 or Windows Phone 7 and more.

Dell has not been a purveyor of great design but they have managed to be a solid performer in the PC industry. How they make an impact on the smartphone market where the iPhone towers over all is going to be interesting to watch.

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