Moved to GD: Dell's Handheld

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in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
Well Dell has finally decided to get into the handheld market. The device kinda looks like my old Nomad IIc mp3 player. I don't think they would enter the market if they didn't feel they could either make money or put others out of business first, then make money. Heck seems everyone is in the handheld market except Apple. Maybe someday. I can't find what OS this thing is gonna run, maybe just overlooking something. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />

<a href="http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103-964475.html"; target="_blank">Dells Handheld</a>



[ 11-05-2002: Message edited by: trailmaster308 ]



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 9
    Question:



    Who climbed into bed to OEM these for Dell?



    I think Dell will ship his basterdized PDA at a SUPER-CHEAP price and forced everyone else to lose $
  • Reply 2 of 9
    It's running PocketPC (Windblows Micro-bloat OS)

    From the looks of it I might say HP-Compaq is OEMing it for them. Wouldn't be the weirdest thing. Heck Dell could even start selling iPods!



    -Composer
  • Reply 3 of 9
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    One thing you have to say about Dell is that they are consistent. These are unremarkable and not revolutionary. But Dell is the new IBM; as long as it says Dell, pointy haired bosses will buy them.
  • Reply 4 of 9
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    I really don't understand he anti-Dell whining around here. Dell isn't losing any money, anywhere. What their prices show, to all consumers and the whole industry, is just how overpriced some companies insist on making technology. Especially within the realm of the Windows world, why complain? The entire platform is set up to take advantage of component and commodity parts from the hardware to the OS, that's the way it is. Dell shows what you could easily see by looking at the cost of components, that profits, even on cheap computers are there in abundance for any company that's properly organized to take advantage. Companies are crying because they want to take advantage to an nth degree and milk the consumer in the process. Dell doesn't let that happen, it keeps them honest. I applaud them. As a result most tech companies today have a far easier time bilking their investors than they do consumers. Take the executive board of any top tech company, add all the money they routinely squander in dubious ventures, and reduce the money spent there to reasonable levels and your companies would be instantly profitable. But we have come to accept it as a matter of course that companies with billion dollar revenue streams return a few pitiful millions in actual earnings while they fatten up their executives and their friends. As a consumer I don't give a damn about a companies profit margins, and as an investor I realize that price wars have almost nothing to do with the state of said margins.
  • Reply 5 of 9
    I am not anit-Dell. In fact all the pc's at my fiance's mom's company (20+ 2 servers) are all Dell's. (I am the Network Admin. for them after my day job) I like that fact that we can get a great deal on them and that they force the rest of the industry to come down on price or get out of the way. And the systems run great. Would be lying if I said otherwise. I think a lot of people are hard on Dell because they are always a step behind on new products, but there company is not about innovating new products like Michael Dell said. He said they innovate on price and in that segment..they can't be beat. So I think they are doing a good job on price innovation.



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  • Reply 5 of 9
    outsideroutsider Posts: 6,008member
    I'll get back to you when these things start blowing up in people's hands. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
  • Reply 7 of 9
    gordygordy Posts: 978member
    Man, it kinda looks like the old Palm III.
  • Reply 8 of 9
    Man, this doesn't have jack to do with future hardware.
  • Reply 9 of 9
    I don't think HP is making the PDA for them as HP recently pulled out of selling Dell their printers direct. OEM is out of China or Taiwan.
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