Dell Prepares to Enter Smartphone Arena
Dell is preparing to enter the cell phone arena as early as next month, to increase sales as its crumbling PC business struggles in the recession.
The world’s No. 2 maker of PCs has had a group of engineers designing prototypes for more than a year from an office in the Chicago area, focusing on smartphones built on Google’s Android operating system and Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software.
One model features a touch screen but no physical keyboard, similar to Apple’s iPhone. Another is a handheld with a keypad and that slides from underneath the screen.
Dell has not finalized its plans and may still abandon them.
Read more: mobiledia.com