Dell Planning Mobile Phone Unit
Today a Dell spokesperson confirmed for the Wall Street Journal that the PC-maker is planning to create a communications unit that would focus on making mobile devices, including phones. The division will be spearheaded by Ron Garriques, a former Motorola employee. Dell didn't say if or when it would begin bringing such devices to market, though the FCC has already approved a version of the Android phone that Dell is releasing in China.
Amazon Scales Back Fire Phone Hardware Team
Amazon has reduced the headcount at its Labs126 hardware division, according to the Wall Street Journal. The hardware division is responsible for products such as the Fire Phone and Kindle line of tablets.
Nokia to Pare Down Its Technologies Unit
Nokia today said it intends to cut about 70 jobs from its Technologies unit. "Nokia Technologies has revised its long-term strategy and will consequently reshape [the] organization.
Lenovo Reveals Moto Strategy for 2016
At an event at Mobile World Congress this week, Motorola unit President Rick Osterloh gave an update on the integration of Motorola Mobility into Lenovo, and gave new information on some future plans. The mobility unit of the company is now profitable.
Google Wireless Service May Require Nexus 6
Google's forthcoming wireless service will only be available to the Nexus 6 handset at launch, reports the Wall Street Journal. Citing sources familiar with Google's plans, the Journal says Google's wireless service will "weave together" access from T-Mobile and Sprint's cellular services, in addition to WiFi.
Audi, BMW, Daimler to Buy Nokia's HERE Maps
A consortium of three German automotive makers has agreed to purchase HERE Maps from Nokia for about $2.71 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sources familiar with Nokia's plans say Audi, BMW, and Daimler (Mercedes) have fielded a winning bid for the mapping division, which Nokia put up for sale earlier this year.
Will the phone come with an outrageous amount of unnecessary software that slows it down to the point where one would rather not use it?
yes and tech support is in india. Should come in fun colors thou...
A Day Late and A Dollar Short
This train left the station months ago. Unless Dell has some real magic, the new mobile unit will only be the most painful reminder of a once topflight company.
And yet we haven't seen a handset from th...