Dell To Launch Android-Based Smartphone
Dell said today it plans to introduce smartphones based on Google’s Android platform in Brazil and China.
The company said it plans to sell its new Mini 3 smartphones through China Mobile, the largest telecommunications firm in the world with more than 500 million customers, and Claro, which has more than 42 million customers in Brazil as part of the America Movil network.
"Our entry into the smart phone category is a logical extension of Dell’s consumer product evolution over the past two years," said Ron Garriques, President, Dell Global Consumer Group.
"We are developing smaller and smarter mobile products that enable our customers to take their internet experience out of the home and do the things they want to do whenever and wherever they want."
Details of the phone models will be released when the devices are available in store, which will be late November for China Mobile and around the end of the year for Claro.
The move by Dell will help Google’s Android platform become more widely available. Other companies that are backing the Android platform include Motorola, HTC, Verizon, Garmin, LG and Samsung.