Dell saying adieu to Smartphones
A report published in Forbes suggested that Dell is quitting the smartphone business really soon. And they might never return again. Dell’s vice chairman and president of global operation and end user computing solutions, Jeff Clarke released the news while in Dell World conference this Wednesday.
The hugely populated and yet not enough profitable, China was the only country which hosted Dell’s smartphones. The Texas based company pulled its smartphone line up from the US markets earlier this year. Now the world must learn to live without the pleasures of Dell manufactured smartphones.
Mr. Clarke stated that the phones are being discontinued because, “it needs a lot of investments to really be successful,” According to the man the smartphone business is so much more than the basic brick and mortar (in this case glass and metal) hardware. In the Android business the “content play” matters a lot, it’s all about what you can give on top of an already great hardware. He further stated that. “Amazon is selling books and Google is making it up with search, So far we couldn’t find a way to build a business on Android.”
Dell is going to shift its focus on back what made it famous, namely Windows powered personal devices. The company will be focusing more on Windows tablets and laptop plus tablets hybrids. But the diplomatic Jeff Clarke hinted that they are not fully done with Android just yet, saying “It doesn’t mean we’re not looking at Android”. Well we might as well tear the page of Dell out of our Android smartphone handbook, for now.
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