You could well be forgiven if you actually took a moment to think back at exactly which phones did Dell produce in the first place to announce the fact that they have quit the smart phone business. But we’ll help you recall. Remember that massive 5 inch tablet looking smart phone called Dell Streak which was so big that it looked pretty awkward and worked slower than the slowest tortoise in hibernation? Or even the forever non responsive XCD range of devices? Then there was Dell Aero which went away as fast as it came. Not just theses, Dell also produced the Venue Pro which was one of the first Windows 7 devices in the market. As pretty evident from all the above examples, Dell did not strike gold with any of the smart phones it produced. So it comes as no surprise that Dell has finally decided to hang up the boots as far as smart phone market is concerned at least for now.
Jeff Clarke, the head of Consumer Business stated that Dell is pretty much out of the game because “It needs a lot of investments to really be successful “. Dell would continue to work on the Windows 8 Notebooks and it’s other PC ventures. He further went on to add “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, It doesn’t mean we’re not looking at Android. You should come and see what’s in our labs”.
So it sounds pretty clear that we would not be seeing a Dell smart phone for a while now, and in case you are one of those in minority who do own a Dell smart phone, we would suggest you to go get rid of your device cause we doubt there would be much support from here on regarding updates and such.