Dell discontinues sales of smartphones in the US


I hate to start out a post asking if anybody is surprised at this news, but I kind of have to given Dell's history with mobile tech, right? So, is anyone surprised that Dell has ceased its smartphone sales in the US?

A Dell spokesman told PCWorld that the Venue and Venue Pro had run their course and will no longer be available for purchase. Those two devices were the last Dell-branded smartphones to be sold, so this marks the end of all of Dell's consumer-centric, mobile technology – for now.

Jack Gold, a principal analyst at J. Gold Associates, stated that Dell is ready to reinvent its mobile product strategy. Even better is the fact that Dell believes its mobile products are as important as its enterprise and service offerings. As we know, Dell is shifting towards being an IT company first, so this news means that Dell is at least going to try to be a major player in mobile technology. 

Still, the discontinuation of Dell's smartphone line is slightly disconcerting. Hopefully, though, we'll get something new to hold in our hands from the folks in Round Rock.

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Calob Horton

Calob Horton is an associate editor at Pocketables. He loves all technology, no matter which company it comes from. This unbiased view of the tech world allows him to choose the products that best fit his personal needs and tastes: a Microsoft Surface Pro, a Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and a third-gen iPad.Google+ | Twitter | More posts by Calob | Subscribe to Calob's posts

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7 thoughts on “Dell discontinues sales of smartphones in the US

  • Doesn’t really surprise me. I will continue to do my best alongside Steve to make a better ROM but I won’t buy Dell again. I’ll go with HTC/Samsung/ASUS/Google

  • Avatar of Some Guy

    It’s not over yet. Wait for it….

  • Avatar of UnderDoc

    All the fucktards that didn’t buy the Streak are to blame.

  • Avatar of Almost 2 years

    Now there is no reason not to not release the drivers for the 5, so we can have some ICS on that beeyotch.

  • I still love my Streak 5 anyways. Big, nice design, hackable and with the right ROM, it works GREAT!

  • @Almost 2 years has it right. Open Source or provide proprietary drivers that work with Ice Cream Sandwich. Cyanogenmod or DJ_Steve will do the rest. If Dell had any ethical sense they would do that. @UnderDoc Dell’s poor marketing and support of this amazing device may be why people have not bought them.

  • I had to have an MRI because of the life-altering phone-shaped pain on the side of my head, and the place where i store my Streak 5 next to my body is now intermittently numb, also phone-shaped. I am quite sure they discontinued the 5 because eventually someone would see what these phones are doing to us.


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