Jun, 15 2009

We’ve chastized Dell quite a bit for their Android phone and overall smartphone attempts after being virtually booed out of North America. But you know what… at least they’re trying. And if this leaked image of the first Dell mobile phone – rumored to be running Android – is real?  The PalmPre will have a pretty direct challenger:


Of course this is probably the same prototype to which  carriers responded negatively so it probably isn’t anything superb – plus it would only launch in Asia if that was the case. The resemblence to the Palm Pre, at least from this initial blurry pic, are undeniable. Is this just further evidence suggesting Dell should buy Palm?

That would be a hefty 2+ billion dollar pricetag and if they DID buy Palm, you can assume their smartphone priorities would be in developing WebOS and not in supporting Android. So perhaps we should take a look at the above picture and have some hope that Dell can actually put together a decent looking phone and we’re just waiting for all the various pieces to properly fit together. C’mon Dell… you can do it!

[Engadget via PDAFans(translated)]

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