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.
Intel Targeting 2019 5G Launch in Phones and PCs
Intel today announced a range of efforts in the 5G space, including its timeline for bringing new Intel-powered 5G devices to market. The company says it has been developing 5G technology for some now, including virtualized network functionality and software defined networks.
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.
Xiaomi Looking to Enter US Market As Soon as This Year
Xiaomi, the smartphone maker based in China, said it is eying a launch in the U.S. market within 12 months.
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...