by Guadalupe G
Report: Dell to make Android phone for AT&T
According to the article, Dell Inc. is currently developing a new smart phone for AT&T that is able to run on Google’s Android phone operating system. The new smart phone is set to debut early next year, but Google, AT&T, and Dell declined to add a comment. The rocky economy has shaken Dell’s main product sales and analyst believe that Dell will fall faller down if it doesn’t do something fast which is why they believe that expanding and increasing it’s mobile technology is the way to go. In 2007 Dell hired a division executive from Motorola which spread rumors that Dell was working towards a new smart phone. Currently the Android is free for phone makers to modify and use which has made it very popular and is making its path onto better high-end phone which will rival that of Apple’s Iphone. AT&T currently sells the iphone, but isn’t afraid to offer other rival phones like the blackberry. I also heard about Verizon and Google teaming up together to develop the new smart phone Android which is why I think it is a good idea that AT&T jumped on board too. At this point the Android doesn’t come close to the iphone in the number of application it offers people, but eventually with time and development it should mirror that of the iphone with the same amount of apps offered. The Android will only benefit both businesses and customers because Verizon, Google, and AT&T plan to invest a lot of money and time into which will result in be services, phones, and operating systems.