Dell will enter the smartphone business with China Mobile. Commenting on it, Ron Garriques, president of the Dell Global Consumer Group said, "Dell’s entry into the smartphone category is a logical extension of Dell’s consumer product evolution over the past two years."
There could be considerable debate as to how much that decision has been forced upon them by the collapse of their traditional market – the business and home computer.
Ron Garriques says that Dell is developing smaller and smarter mobile products which will enable users to do whatever they want anywhere at any time. Plainly there are a few technical problems to be solved to live up to that statement such as battery life, screen size and information input. But, theoretically, that is the future.
Dell currently has agreements with other global telecom providers such as Vodafone in Europe, AT&T and Verizon in the US, M1 and Starhub in Singapore, and Maxis in Malaysia.
International Business Times reports Dell’s initial Mini 3 smartphones are Android-based models. China Mobile is the largest telecommunications company in the world.