Dell readying Windows Mobile smartphone range?

The rumours of Dell making an appearance in the mobile market have been doing the rounds for a while, but they seem to be gaining momentum at a rapid rate. Digitimes reports that Dell might team up with Foxconn Electronics to develop Windows Mobile smartphones, after rival Acer announced it was to buy business mobile make E-Ten Information Systems.

Meanwhile, Barrons reports Nomura analyst Richard Windsor believes Dell is coming out with a 10 digit Qwerty keypad device next year.

Dell has already got out of the PDA business once – is it really going to re-enter the market again? It would certainly be very well positioned to do so and it’s brand would probably open a lot of doors with business users. Dell has still remained very reserved on the subject though: it’s not looking like a dead cert, but the evidence looks to be building.

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