Dell Ending Smartphone Sales In The U.S.

Posted Mar 29, 2012

Dell is ending the sales of smartphones in the U.S. The company is planning to focus more on emerging markets and higher-margin products to improve their financials. This means that customers will no longer be able to buy the Venue and Venue Pro smartphones anymore. No replacements have been announced.

Dell does plan on launching more mobile products later this year, but a Dell spokesperson did not say whether a smartphone would be among those products. Dell originally entered the market in August 2010 with the Aero and Streak 5. The Venue smartphones had Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone 7 operating on them.

Dell will continue to sell smartphones outside of the U.S. like the Venue Pro in India, the Venue in South Korea, and the Streak in Japan. Dell is also going to discontinue netbooks to focus on higher-margin consumer products.