Jul 28th, 2008

It’s been awhile since we initially heard rumors of a Dell-made Android Phone. Founder and CEO of the company, Michael Dell, has helped speculation resurface without revealing anything at all.

GigaOM interviewed Mr. Dell who, when asked whether they would decide to work with Android and/or Symbian stated, “We’re not ready to publicly disclose our plans there…we’re working on that.”

Silence is golden. And when speaking generally about the emergence of Android and Symbian and what that could mean for Dell in the mobile phone market, had this to say: “What you’ve got are industry-standard platforms upon which applications are being built and ecosystems are being created, and that kind of building-block architecture gives us all sorts of opportunities.”

Cheers, Mr. Dell. Although you warned that he, “wouldn’t expect anything anytime soon,” that also means we should expect something at sometime in the future. So what does soon mean? Probably not 2008. Perhaps 2009? Or will it be waiting for Symbian in 2010 and beyond?

Chances are that Dell has its R&D department working on the possibilities but we doubt they’ll go head first into jaws of Android, seeing as how all of their mobile phone ventures to date have been nothing but epic failures. We hope Android gives them the tools they need to make a kick butt device – the company surely has the potential.

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