Dell Android MID Rumored

Posted: Jun 30 2009, 4:00am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 7:55am CDT, in Rumors | Rumors

 
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Buy This Now On Amazon

Rumors about a Dell Smartphone have been swirling around for a while. A couple of weeks ago a photo of what is supposedly a Dell Android smartphone appeared.
Now the WSJ chimes in saying that their sources talk about Dell working on an Android powered pocket internet device. So called Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) would not offer voice service.
MIDs are still a tricky category. The new Viliv Windows XP MIDs have been selling well despite their high price. MIDs compete though very much with smartphones like the iPhone, Palm Pre and WinMo devices.

Dell now has a good history of selling open source OS equipped computers. So it lies near for Dell to play around with Android. I am also pretty sure though that Microsoft is trying to talk sense into them and push Windows 7 or WinMo on whatever device Dell is brewing.

In any case I could only imagine MIDs being broadly successful if they become really cheap and sell under $100 without any subsidies.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr () is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus