Rumors of a Dell Smartphone - Possible iPhone Competitor?

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  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

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    LINK

     
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    Pretty ineffective use of the display amongst other things. Did Enderle have a hand in this?! :rolleyes:
     
  3. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    More information from the referenced Reuters article:

     
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    ^^ yeh.

    I snorted up my sleeve when I saw that newsbit. Any Dell smartphone will be driven by WinMobile or Aldroid, and there are smartphones a-plenty already that will be just as smooth, just as eye-catching and just as headline-hogging as anything Dell can do. In order to be a standout they've got bring some radically different idea to the table - software driven? Done. Touchscreen? Done. Lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of buttons? Done. What else, what else...
     
  6. macJC50640 macrumors regular

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    Windows vs. OSX. Simple as that.

    Dell smartphone, eh?
    Probably will run Windows. Does Windows Mobile get the BSOD? lol
    My dad had a PocketPC thing and he said "it makes a better football than a phone." He would always throw it around the car and use a fork as a stylus in resturants.:D Then he got the iPhone.;)

    Probably will be thicker then the encyclopedia.

    Sorry for being so negative before the thing even comes out, but I have a strong opinion in these Windows vs. Apple things.:p
     
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    Android?

    Sell it for $299 UNLOCKED and compatible with most networks, then you might get Apple worried...
     
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    Gawd, who out there isn't the next "iPhone Killer?" You know what? You guys win; I'm giving away my 3G iPhones and buying a Dell smartphone...:eek::D
     
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    Was it not also DELL, that was supposed to deliver the iPod competitor a while back?
     
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    Never happen. The money is in the agreement with ATT for Apple.

    Reports say the iPhone costs Apple $175 to manufacture (and likely has gone down due to lower component prices and economies of scale) and the Storm costs RIM $203. You then have to add in research costs sales/marketing costs etc. Where would the money be for Dell to sell a phone at $299 with no further income stream?
     
  12. MatLane macrumors 6502a

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    So many phones trying to take iPhone on

    I really dont think it's going to happen

    I think iPhone is a good year or so ahead of any other phone i dont care what anybody says!


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    I agree. The only one I am really waiting to see is the Palm Pre. There seems to be sooo much build up behind it.

    Dell, come on now.
     

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