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Dell looking to jump into the smartphone market?

Updated 4 years ago
Published Jan 14th, 2009 12:58PM EST

Here at BGR we’ve come to regard various “analyst” sourced speculation as, well, just that; speculation. As such, we’re not willing to put our stamp of approval on the rumor at hand just yet, though the various pieces don’t sound too far from believable. According to a Kaufman Bros. analyst, Dell could be readying a smartphone for launch within the next several weeks/months. The rumor is based on Dell’s 2007 hire of former Motorola RAZR mastermind Ron Garriques. A bit of a shaky of foundation, but the upcoming 3GSM conference would make a perfect stage for Dell to unleash its new masterpiece on an unsuspecting public. If it does indeed enter the smartphone market, there’s a very good chance that the handset would run on some flavor of Windows Mobile, with an Android-based handset all but out of the question. Whether or not the rumors prove to be true, if Dell does choose to make a run at a slice of the smartphone pie, it’s going to have a tough time gaining traction in the face of an increasingly competitive and innovative market. Good luck, dear old Dell, but our money isn’t behind you just yet.

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Born with a cell phone in one hand and a tablet in the other, Josh Karp has followed his love of technology through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eight years of experience covering the wireless industry.