Beleaguered Dell quits smartphone business globally, dumps Android

“Dell is definitely pulling the plug on the smartphone business, globally” Jean-Baptiste Su reports for Forbes. “A tough decision, leaving a market that is expected to reach $150.3 billion in 2014, according to MarketsandMarkets.”

“Earlier this year, the Round Rock, Texas-based computer company stopped selling its mobile devices in the U.S. Although some could still be found in China where Dell hoped to continue,” Su reports. “But that’s all over now as well.”

Su reports, “So for Dell, it’s back to the future, I mean Microsoft with its latest tablet family, the XPS10, XPS12 and Latitude 10, all running Windows 8 or Windows RT.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Bloodbath. iPhone and iPad, killers. SIDAGTMBTTS.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Tayster” for the heads up.]

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29 Comments

    1. Dell came up with the first phoblet (phone-tablet) the 5″ streak. I remember Walt Mossberg at the press release commenting on how stupid it looked to use it as a phone.

      Kinda funny when you think of it, samedung not only stole the interface from apple they copied the form factor from dell.

      The bright side is every time I see an apple hating geek walking around with a ~5″ phoblet held against the side of his head it make me chuckle.

    1. “Now if only Dell would dump the PC business.”

      It’s not up to Dell, it’s the PC business that is dumping Dell, just as the smartphone business dumped Dell, the tablet business dumped Dell and before that, the MP3 player business dumped Dell.

  1. The problem for Dell is that the brand equates to “cheap” and ” low quality.” No one wants to use a “Dell” phone. It’s the same problem Microsoft has with “Windows.” Most people do not want to use a phone (or tablet) that is “powered by Windows” or ” designed by Dell.”

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