It is no secret that Dell wants to get into the Smartphone game. And furthermore, Dell wants to get into Android (and Android into it). Unfortunately for them, every single American carrier essentially said their product sucked and told them they didn’t want to be friends. As a result, it seems teary-eyed Dell is brushing off the dirt and taking their deflated kickball to play with a company called China Mobile.
ChinaMobile is the largest mobile phone carrier in the entire world so this would be a nice little consolation prize for Dell. The rumor comes from “an insider close to China Mobile” and they further indicate that they “plan to jointly release two smartphone models, currently under testing, that are based on the Google Android’s Open Mobile System (OMS)”.
For all we know, testing will conclude with another “your product sucks, go away.” I suppose it all depends on China Mobile’s stance on new handsets – do they demand high quality or is it “the more the merrier” in that part of the world? Perhaps instead of shlepping sloppy seconds to foreign carriers, Dell should focus on building something that people actually want. Or maybe they should get it over with and buy Palm.