Dell’s future in phones and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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If you were hoping that Dell was going to commit more handsets to Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, then we have some bad news, which puts their future in phones in doubt. We do find this a bit strange, as the once number one computer maker was meant to be releasing an updated version of their Venue Pro, which was to be called the Wrigley.

It’s not hard to see why Dell does not want to commit to Windows Phone, as there seems no sense in having the likes of HTC, LG and Samsung all trying to compete with each other when Microsoft limits them to what hardware can be used. Going on past events, Dell has never been into the cell phone business as much as those rivals mentioned above, so it was only a matter of time before they cut ties with this market.

Having said that, SlashGear does have a feeling that Dell could reconsider this action when Windows Phone 8 Apollo gets released. However, we can see that this would be dependent on what Microsoft’s market share will be in the smartphone market. If I had to put my money where my mouth was, then I would say that this would not happen, how could a consumer purchase a phone from a company that is not in it for the long run?

That’s not saying that Dell will not support WP8, as they will more than likely bring a tablet to market. However, we recently concluded that their tablet would seriously lag behind the iPad 3. Towards the end of last year Dell took the number two spot from Acer in the PC market share, and we have to wonder if they have decided to concentrate on that side of their business? It would make sense, as they need to knuckle down and try to make gains on HP, who is still at number one.

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