to Taiwanese DigiTimes, Dell is expected to return into the Windows Mobile
market again, after
the company axed its Axim-line of Windows Mobile Classic Pocket PCs last
Taiwanese market sources indicates that Dell may team up with Foxconn
Electronics to develop Windows Mobile-based handheld devices, including GPS PDAs
Dell has been reorganizing its team for handheld devices since it hired Ron
Garriques, a former executive vice president at Motorola in charge of its cell
phone division, in early 2007.
Interesting enough, as DigiTimes mentioned, two affiliated companies under
the Foxconn Group are
Communication Systems (CMCS) and Mobinnova which have already landed
smartphone orders from other handset vendors, including Motorola where CMCS
developed and manufactured the
years ago. Nevertheless, Dell is expected to team up directly with Foxconn for
the production of handheld devices.
According to DigiTimes, Dell has apparently accelerated its move towards the
handheld device segment following Acer's recent announcement of acquiring
Taiwan-based smartphone maker E-Ten Information Systems.
Cheers ~ Arne