Then came the leaked pictures. Blurry, but they had a taste
of reality to them. The company said nothing.
Now the company’s talking – but it’s stopping just short of
saying “we’re doing one”. What’s the holdup?
"What operators want from us is a [smart phone]
solution that's about supporting their technology…and their value-added
services," Ron Garriques, president of Dell's consumer division, told
analysts at a gathering last week.
suspected about Dell’s smart phone plans:
will be touch-screen centric, like the iPhone.
will use Google’s Android operating system
probably won’t be limited to a single cell phone provider. (Garriques came to Dell from Motorola and
his non-compete agreement reportedly expired earlier this year, which has added
fuel to the smart phone fire. Add it all up and it’s pretty obvious Dell is
gearing up to make a move. So why won’t it just come out and say so?