Dell In Talks With China Mobile Regarding Android Smartphones

Posted Apr 15, 2009

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) is in talks with China Mobile Limited over bringing smartphones made by the computer company and powered by Google’s mobile operating system Android to the most populated country in the world.  Zhang Jun, an analyst with Wedge MKI said that the level of talks between Dell and China Mobile are very serious.  Dell wants to release two phones in China by the end of the year.

This move would be beneficial for Google, Dell, and China Mobile together.  Dell could penetrate a market that is largely untapped because the Apple iPhone is not available in China.  And Research In Motion does not have a lot of BlackBerry models selling in China either.  Google’s operating system will garner a lot of extra attention and China Mobile would have more choices of smartphones to sell.  Apple was previously in talks with China Mobile but an agreement fell through.

[via mocoNews]