Dell Officially Gives Up on Smartphones
Dec 13, 2012, 9:28 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Dell confirmed that it no longer plans to make smartphones. Speaking at the Dell World conference, head of Dell's consumer business Jeff Clarke said that the company does not intend to return to the smartphone market in the near future. "It needs a lot of investments to really be successful," said Clarke. Dell had offered the Venue and Streak Android devices and the Venue Pro Windows Phone through its web site until March of this year. Dell continued to sell those devices in other markets, but Clarke's comments confirm that Dell is exiting the smartphone business entirely. For now, Dell will focus on its PC and and tablet computer businesses.
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Dec 1, 2011
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Oct 19, 2011
Microsoft today announced that all Windows Phone 7 devices now have access to 7.5 Mango. Microsoft had previously only made Mango available to about 50% of the Windows Phones in the market, but says the update process has been rolling forward very smoothly.
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