Tag Archive | "dell"

Dell ends its smartphone experiment

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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I seriously doubt anyone finds this terribly surprising, but Dell has stopped manufacturing smartphones as it looks to enter a new market (tablets) where it can try to remain even somewhat relevant. Dell has nixed its last standing Venue and Venue Pro smartphones and no replacements have been announced. The smartphones had run their course, [...]

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Dell axes the Streak 5 tablet/smartphone

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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When the iPod reigned supreme and MP3 players were decidedly relevant, iPod killers would come and go with laughable consistency. These days, the smartphone and tablet market are ware most of the heated tech battles are taking place and though Android has done well with smartphones, the first iPad related casualty for an Android-based tablet [...]

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Remember the Dell DJ?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

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Remember the Dell DJ, Dell’s not surprisingly unsuccessful attempt to go toe to toe with Apple in the MP3 player market? Originally released in 2003, the Dell DJ never did much of anything besides become one of the many devices to meet their maker at the hands of the Apple iPod. In typical fashion, pundits [...]

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Dell to launch slew of new tablets in upcoming months

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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The WSJ reports: Dell Inc. will launch its seven-inch tablet in the next few weeks and a 10-inch tablet within 6-12 months, Dell Greater China President Amit Midha said Wednesday… Dell Chief Executive Michael Dell briefly flashed a seven-inch device at an Oracle Corp. conference in the U.S. a week ago but didn’t provide a [...]

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Reviewing the Dell Streak

Thursday, August 19, 2010

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Hmm.. another winner from Dell. ZDnet writes: Runs outdated Android 1.6 – The one unforgivable sin of the Dell Steak is that it ships with Android 1.6. Yes, you read that correctly… version 1.6. It’s been over 10 months since Android 2.0 was released with the launch of the original Motorola Droid and yet Dell [...]

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Court documents reveal that Dell ignored capacitor problems and knowingly sold faulty computers

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

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Dell CEO Michael Dell famously opined many years ago that Apple should give shareholders their money back and close up shop. Since then, Apple and Dell have been on two completely different trajectories. As Apple continues to pile up money thanks to one revolutionary product after another, Dell has struggled to maintain the impressive profits [...]

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Engadget leaks Dell Thunder and Dell Lightning smartphones, release pegged for Q4 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Well it seems as though Dell is looking to make a huge splash into the smartphone market with two upcoming devices that, we can’t lie, look pretty damn impressive. The first device is the Dell Thunder, an Android based smartphone with a 4.1-inch OLED touchscreen plastered with a custom Dell UI. The phone comes with [...]

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Dell’s profits take a nosedive, fall 23%

Thursday, August 27, 2009

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WSJ reports: Dell Inc.’s quarterly profit fell 23% as the computer maker continued to be squeezed by depressed corporate spending and plunging PC prices. But executives said they were seeing signs that the beleaguered PC industry is beginning to recover. For the fourth straight quarter, the No. 2 PC maker by shipments posted a drop [...]

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Dell to launch smartphone in China in the next few days?

Monday, August 10, 2009

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TechCrunch writes that Dell will be coming out with a branded smartphone, called the Ophone mini3i, in China in the next few days.  Supposedly it will sport a similar form factor as the iPhone , will run Android, and won’t include a physical keyboard. Specs aside, Dell has really outdone themselves with the naming of [...]

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Dell complains some more about Apple’s “green” claims

Saturday, June 20, 2009

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Stemming from complaints filed by Dell with the Better Business Bureau’s advertising division, Apple has started calling its fleet of MacBooks “the world’s greenest lineup of notebooks” as opposed to “the world’s greenest family of notebooks” What’s the difference between a ‘lineup’ and a ‘family’?  Who knows, but apparently it was worthy enough to warrant [...]

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Is this Dell’s upcoming Android Cell Phone? [Photos]

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

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A few months ago, we reported that Dell had run into some design roadblocks in its efforts to churn out a cellphone.  Supposedly, Dell’s first prototypes weren’t interesting enough to attract carrier interest, forcing Dell to go back to the drawing board and try and come up with a more attractive and eye-catching design and/or [...]

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Advertising: Dell Adamo v. MacBook Air

Monday, March 23, 2009

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DesignO’blog takes an interesting look at the difference in advertising used to promote the Dell Adamo and MacBook Air.  Check it out over here. Below are commercials for each respective notebook, starting with the Adamo. And now the Air. What do you guys think?  Is any one approach clearly better than the other?  Are they [...]

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