Dell’s Android and WM handsets rejected by carriers
You’ve probably already heard about Dell’s plans to enter the smartphone market.
Previous reports said the company would launch its very first smartphone in September 2009, but it looks like this may not happen so soon.
Barron’s quotes Shaw Wu, Kaufman Bros. analyst, who says that Dell presented Android and Windows Mobile handset prototypes to several mobile carriers. The result? The carriers were not interested in the devices because they “lack differentiation” when compared to smartphones coming from HTC, Nokia, Samsung and other major manufacturers.
Even so, it’s said Dell will work further on designing and re-designing one or more smartphones which will “likely involve vertical integration of some sort, including software and/or services.”
In order to succeed in designing a good handset, Dell considers “making acquisitions” – so we might soon see a company or two being bought by the giant computer maker.
Now let’s hope that, when finally released, Dell’s smartphones will be attractive enough for us to say “wow”.