Dell Developing Smartphones
Dell may be about to enter the smartphone market as early as next month, according to the Wall Street Journal. A skunk-works team within Dell has been working on prototypes for over a year. One possible design has a sliding keyboard, while another has a simple slab design. Both Windows Mobile and Android operating systems are being considered. The first device(s) could be announced at next month's MWC trade show, although no final decisions have been made, and the effort could still be abandoned altogether before launch.
HTC's One for Windows Also Hits AT&T Nov. 7
AT&T today revealed availability and pricing details for the HTC One (M8) for Windows. The device, which is already being sold by Verizon Wireless, replaces the Android operating system with Windows Phone 8.1 but is otherwise identical.
LG to Drop Modular Design for G6 Flagship
LG's 2017 flagship handset will move away from the modular design the company debuted with last year's G5 and will instead focus on aesthetics and usability, reports the Wall Street Journal. The G5 featured a removable bottom piece that could be replaced with snap-in modules.
Google May Combine Android and Chrome By 2017
Google plans to merge its Chrome operating system with Android as soon as 2017, reports the Wall Street Journal, citing sources familiar with Google's plans. Google has already been working to bridge the Chrome-Android gap for two years and has recently made progress.
Essential Moves Closer to Phone Debut, But Still No Date
Essential Products says it will reveal the launch date of its PH-1 smartphone within one week, according to the Wall Street Journal. The company first said the phone would launch within 30 days of its initial debut, which took place back in May.
Huawei: No Tizen and No More Windows Phone for Us
Huawei recently said it has no plans to release a Tizen-based smartphone, and also said it will no longer make smartphones using Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system. "Some telecom carriers are pushing us to design Tizen phones but I say 'no' to them.
I remember reading this a while back.
However, Dell is not one of my choices. I feel with the money they have made over the years, they should be able to afford to straighten up the slanted "E" in Dell. This annoys me! If they're not into perfecting their product, I'm not buying!