Dell shuts its smartphone business globally
Anyone noticed how Dell smartphones aren’t available anymore? No? Well, the news is that Dell Inc. is officially quitting the smartphone market, according to a report from Forbes. Earlier this year, they had smartly withdrawn from US and European markets, now it seems we won’t be hearing about smartphones from Dell, globally, any time soon.
Jeff Clarke, Vice Chairman and President of Global Operations and End User Computing Solutions at Dell, confirmed the news at the Dell World conference on Wednesday. Clarke said, “It needs a lot of investments to really be successful. It’s a content play with Android. 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”.
For now, as per the Forbes report, Dell will be concentrating on tablets and laptop tablet hybrids running Windows 8 or Windows RT. However, Clarke reassured that this wouldn’t be the end of Android for Dell yet.
We’re hoping that Dell Inc. can now start looking at developing for the Windows App Store, which is much needed at this point, isn’t it? Dell smartphones never really kicked off in India, so we’re guessing they won’t be sorely missed.