Dell Bails on US Smartphone Market

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PC maker Dell is giving up on the U.S. smartphone market, at least for now, which shouldn’t come as much of a surprise considering the company’s exit was the first indication to most consumers that it was even in the smartphone business.

Dell: No smartphones from usDell’s Venue and Venue Pro smartphones both got the axe in the U.S. without any replacement products lined up to take their places. The company previously discontinued its Aero smartphone and Streak tablet.

Despite the quiet exit, Dell isn’t abandoning the U.S. mobile market completely. The company plans to launch new mobile devices later this year, although it isn’t saying what types of products those will be, according to PCWorld.

Dell used Google’s Android OS in its mobile devices. But could switch to Microsoft’s mobile Windows OS if it decided that would be a better option.

Abandoning the mobile space, at least temporarily, will give Dell a chance to focus more on its PC products. “Mobility products have shorter lifecycles than laptops and desktops,” said a Dell spokesperson.

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jfbiii

The company plans to launch new mobile devices later this year, although it isn?t saying what types of products those will be

I think we know the answer to this.

BurmaYank

Great graphic for Dell’s smartphone news!  wink

MOSiX Man

Dell will be introducing a satchel that will act as a WiFi hotspot. It will be named the D-bag.

marcsten

It will be named the D-bag.


OK - that’s funny right there!

Lee Dronick

With a commercial featuring Herv? Villechaize shouting “D-Bag, D-Bag!”

Seriously it sounds like the are doing a good bit soul searching to see where they want to go as a business. Remember a few months ago when they said they were going to get out of the consumer PC market and focus on the enterprise. I don’t have any personal experience with their gear, but I understand that their high end server and PC products are pretty good.

furbies

With a commercial featuring Herv? Villechaize shouting ?D-Bag, D-Bag!?

ROTFLMAO

Will

I see sonic toe nail clippers in Dell’s future.

Bazinga

furbies

I see sonic toe nail clippers in Dell?s future.

Closely followed by a screwdriver….

Will

Closely followed by a screwdriver?.

took me a while, but,
that would be sonic screwdriver, eh?

Jeff, you are usually very straightforward and straight-shooting in your journalism. Your first line had me in stitches. Hours later I still have a smile on my face.

furbies

sonic screwdriver, eh?

Yep.

What else could it be ?

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