Dell Prepares to Enter Smartphone Arena

by admin January 30, 2009 at 3:10 pm

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.

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