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Dell dumps smartphones worldwide as Windows touch takes focus

Dell dumps smartphones worldwide as Windows touch takes focus

Dell has ditched its global smartphone business, stepping out of the handset game as it instead focuses on Windows tablets and its traditional PC and laptop ranges. Confirmed by Dell consumer business chief Jeff Clarke at the Dell World conference yesterday, Forbes reports, the smartphone segment had soured for the firm because "it needs a lot of investments to really be successful" the exec argued. Part of that investment is in finding out exactly how to monetize Android, something Dell says it found impossible.

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Sharp $240m talks tipped with Dell, Intel and Qualcomm: IGZO the prize

Sharp $240m talks tipped with Dell, Intel and Qualcomm: IGZO the prize

Sharp has reportedly begun talks with Dell, Intel, and other US companies for a potential share in the display firm, in a move that may be designed to put pressure on existing Foxconn negotiations. The discussions - which are also believed to be ongoing with Qualcomm, according to the WSJ's sources - would see struggling Sharp offer up a stake in return for as much as $240m depending on the suitor, with the spoils of the deal being a guaranteed supply of the company's IGZO displays.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 15, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening folks. Today Microsoft's former Windows head Steven Sinofsky discussed his recent and surprising departure from the company, but didn't go into too many specifics when it came down to why he actually left. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 started shipping ahead of schedule today, while new reports are suggesting that Apple may delay the new iMac into 2013. NASA was the victim of a major security breach recently, and today it said that it will make sure all of its laptops are equipped with full disk encryption by the end of the year as a result.

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Dell Q3 2013 earnings show deep year-over-year dip

Dell Q3 2013 earnings show deep year-over-year dip

It's time for Dell to let it be known what their fiscal results are for their third quarter of 2013, and it's not looking very fantastic. With comparisons galore to the same period of time last year, Dell is anywhere in-between doing slightly worse and getting cut in half - and it all starts with a number that, if you didn't know better, would look positively fantastic: $13.7 billion in revenue.

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Dell opens Windows 8 device floodgates with pricing galore

Dell opens Windows 8 device floodgates with pricing galore

This week Dell has begun the final announcements of their Windows 8 devices in full, with no less than 10 machines ready for action this Fall. These devices aren't all computers, of course, with a wireless touchpad and a monitor in there as well, but they're all aiming in the same direction nonetheless. This update includes such gems as the XPS 10 tablet, Inspiron 15z, and the OptiPlex 9010 All-in-One with touch.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 12, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 12, 2012

Welcome to Friday, folks. The weekend is here once again, and what better way to kick off the festivities than with a Windows 8 purchase? The new OS went up for pre-order today, while a number of other Windows 8-related stories were popping up all over the place. For instance, we found out that the marketing campaign for Windows 8 cost Microsoft a whopping $1.5 billion, and a collection of HP computers were spotted running Windows 8 on the show floor of one Best Buy store in Minnesota.

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Dell hits Windows 8 PC pre-order market with a bang

Dell hits Windows 8 PC pre-order market with a bang

It would appear that Dell wants to get in on the party early with three Windows 8 computers it's putting up for pre-order here this morning for a release date "soon after Windows 8 is officially available on October 26." With the XPS 12 convertible laptop, the XPS One 27 All-in-one, and the Inspiron One 23 All-in-one ready for action, you'll not be left wanting for the Windows 8 touch-capable environment in all its glory. This release will be strictly pre-order inside the United States on Friday, the 12th of October (today), with releases of the actual physical devices aimed nearer the end of this month.

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