Yesterday at an event for China Mobile, Dell had on display what everyone believed to be the Android/OPhone based Dell Mini 3i. But now the company has confronted the public with a flurry of PR technicalities, hoping to make you think you may have possibly kind of forgotten what you sorta may have seen kind of maybe there? Did you?
First comes Dell Spokesmen Matt Parretta:
“The only thing that we’re confirming is that we’re in product development with China Mobile,” he said, “We were there as a development partner for the [Google Android-based] oPhone platform.”
He continues, pushing the point a bit further:
“We haven’t named any products, and we’re not confirming anything [in terms of product details],” he said. “We were there showing a proof of concept.”
And finally (and this is my favorite), the incremental movement in PR lines edges the border of hilarity:
“It wasn’t officially, formally introduced so much as it was waved around,” she said.
And then Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones jumped out from behind a tree in their Men In Black suits and use their neuralyzer (aka flashy thing) on the entire crowd.
Dell could be backtracking because the specs might subtly change or perhaps they didn’t give the phone the formal/excited launch they felt it deserved, but don’t be fooled… what you saw of the Dell Mini 3i yesterday is probably exactly what you’ll get when it launches on China Mobile.