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Report: Dell Launching OPhone in China This Week

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More reports today detailing a Dell smartphone suggest that the device could be released in the middle of this month, a period that is line with previous rumors that say the company is launching a phone this week.

TechCrunch this morning cites Chinese news portal 163.com as saying Dell will release an Android-powered “Ophone” called the mini3i on the nation's biggest carrier, China Mobile. However, the Ophone is not just Dell. The carrier is said to be developing "Ophone" as a brand and 163.com says other companies, like Lenovo, will also be releasing phones under the brand.

Those of you eager to get your hands on Dell's new piece of hardware will have to wait. The report goes on to say that all Ophones will support TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access). In other words, China-only.

Do you think Dell will ever release a smartphone here in the U.S.? Let us know in the comments below.

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    burnley14 , August 11, 2009 4:52 PM
    The "Ophone" is the best they could come up with?

    I can't help but be reminded of the "O-face" from Office Space
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    frozenlead , August 11, 2009 5:33 PM
    I agree. The name is dumb.
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    deathblooms2k1 , August 11, 2009 5:41 PM
    first poster relates the name to a memory. Second firmly takes a stance that its dumb. Something tells me neither of you will forget the name. Marketing team: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
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    thepetey , August 11, 2009 6:59 PM
    deathblooms youre right they will never forget the name... But will also never buy the product.
    Marketing Team: Accomplished. Sales Team: Failed.
    That is if we ever get the chance to even buy the product.
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    the_one111 , August 11, 2009 7:06 PM
    deathblooms2k1first poster relates the name to a memory. Second firmly takes a stance that its dumb. Something tells me neither of you will forget the name. Marketing team: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

    You forgot the other type.

    Fifth Poster quote and quote "Doesn't give a damn".
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    ckthecerealkiller , August 11, 2009 7:32 PM
    So when is apple going to sue claiming it owns all rights, to any word, that starts with a letter and ends with phone?
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    MetzMan007 , August 11, 2009 11:06 PM
    hey come on apple started this shit. great nameing scheme lets just put a "I" in front of everything because the ipod worked so well. why not call things like that. dell could just put a D in front of everything and people would bash them cuase there are being more like apple. i don't see people makeing fun of Benz and BMW for namewing there cars after numbers.