Dell To Stop Selling Smartphones On The US Market


29.03.2012

Dell To Stop Selling Smartphones On The US Market

Dell entered the smartphone market two years ago and now the officials US-based company announced they are giving up. Dell Streak is the most popular smartphone of the company, a road opener for the smartphone-tablet hybrids, a market segment now dominated by Samsung and their Galaxy Note terminal, which was sold in 5 million copies over the last five months.

Dell’s retirement from the smartphone market was anticipated by most analysts. The American company was unable to adapt on a market that is evolving very fast. It’s a real madness: more powerful smartphones are launched every year, thinner, with an innovative design, etc. Moreover, almost all the niches are covered by more established companies like Samsung. HP, another big name of the computers industry, realized they can’t handle the competition and gave up in 2011, leaving the webOS and its amazing user interface in balance.

A Dell official said that some new products will be released later this year. I assume that the Austin-based company is planning a Windows 8 tablet, but I don’t think it will hit the market earlier than Q4 2012.

Returning to Dell’s most popular smartphone, Streak, released in June 2012, we remind you that it features a 5.0-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1 GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon Scorpion, member of the single-core family, 512 MB of RAM and 16 GB of internal flash storage.

In terms of connectivity Dell’s huge smartphone features HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA (5.76 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm jack and microSD card slot (up to 32 GB supported).

Dell Streak also features a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, capable of recording HD videos after the Eclair/Froyo upgrade. As you probably remember, Dell Streak was first offered with Android 1.6 Donut on board, then the Android 2.2 Froyo firmware update was released in late 2010.

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