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Dell Is Working On Mobile Internet Device Running Android

In one of the first experiments by a major PC maker to develop a mobile Internet device -- or MID -- Dell is said to be working on a pocket-sized device that is slightly larger than Apple's iPod Touch, Justin Scheck reports. Like the Touch, it does not have cell phone capabilities but looks to fill a niche between mobile phones and laptops.

The MID would run on Google's Android software, sources who have seen early prototypes say. Dell reportedly has also been developing several Android-based smartphones that it plans to start selling later this year.

Another source says Dell could also sell the MID device as early as this year -- or it could be delayed or scrapped. It may be sold through cellular carriers in the way that Dell and competitors such as Hewlett-Packard are marketing their netbooks.



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  1. Adam Hartung from spark partners, July 1, 2009 at 1:18 a.m.

    Dell's new product is short on what the market looks for, and long on trying to leverage Dell's distribution. Why would this product be desirable, given the capabilities and pricing of an iPhone, Pre or netbook? Dell must change its operating model to regain profits, and that won't happen by trying to push uninteresting new products on customers. Read more at

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