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Dell has a few Android and WP7 devices on the market, yes, they were in the smartphone business.

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Dell has a few Android and WP7 devices on the market, yes, they were in the smartphone business.

Thanks. Just came here to ask those questions. Never knew they were in the smartphone business.

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They didn't exactly try very hard. :s

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dell was in the smartphone business ?

Shame they weren't. Dell is huge in the business world. A lot of companies probably would have bought from them if they had played their cards right.

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I've talked to a few dell streak owners and they were happy with thier devices...

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It's probably for the best, as nobody even knew they'd entered the smartphone market.

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**** poor attempt. Doubt many care anyway.

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I think they were only pushing ZTE manufactured phones.

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Dell did have the potential to take over BlackBerry's former status as business heavyweights in the mobile industry if they tied their services properly :V

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I remember Dell's offerings. They were not very good, and that's being polite.

They've been in the smart-device market for quite a while.

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It's a regretful decision, but it had to be done or that division would have continued sucking money without showing any tangible results.

Dell's Axim line of PocketPCs was very solid. I remember how I wanted one, but never got it because of the whole looming touch interface.

So what happened is: Dell bet on Microsoft, but it took the latter ages to catch up in that sphere and finally deliver the product. At which point, Dell already lost too much on the mobile business. And in a such saturated and competitive market, they've probably figured out that it's not worth it and will focus on their core business instead.

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