Dell Exiting The Smartphone Market

Posted Dec 13, 2012

Dell is getting out of the smartphone business because it requires too much of an investment before becoming successful.  Dell will continue building tablets and laptops that run on Windows 8.  While speaking at the Dell World event in Austin Texas, Dell VP of Global Operations Jeff Clarke said that the company is withdrawing from building smartphones and from using Android.

?It needs a lot of investments to really be successful,? stated Clarke in an interview with Forbes.  ?It?s a content play with Android. Amazon is selling books and Google is making it up with search. So far we couldn?t find a way to build a business on Android,? Clarke added in the interview.