On Friday, Chief blogger at Dell Lionel Menchaca, put all the rumors to rest (opens in new tab) and confirmed Dell would be entering the smartphone business. As previously reported, the Dell Mini 3 will first enter the Chinese market with the help of partner China Mobile. In Brazil, Dell is teaming up with Claro.
Menchaca explained that the company's choice is based on previous telecommunications partnerships, referring to the company's choice to embed China Mobile’s technology (opens in new tab) into the Mini 10.
So, when the device finally does make it to the U.S. and across the pond to Europe, which provider will be offering the Mini 3? Menchaca goes on to hint that the company has agreements with lots of other providers like Vodafone in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Dell has also partnered with AT&T and Verizon to offer mobile broadband on different products.
Is this Dell's way of saying both AT&T and Verizon will offer the Mini 3? Guess we'll have to keep an eye on the Dell blog to find out.
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When you buy bottom of the line crap, expect to get bottom of the line crap. With their higher end products the prices are reasonable and the support is excellent (for example, compared to Sager/Clevo for notebooks)
Thanks for letting me rant.