Dell has posted an impressive Q1 results and its earnings have been ahead of expectations. As a result, its shares moved up by 5 per cent just within hours of the announcement being made.
Figures showed that non-GAAP EPS was $0.55, which is ahead of the estimation of $0.43 even though slightly. Considered in percentage it was up by 83 per cent. GAAP EPS was $0.49, up 188 per cent.
Network operator O2 UK has announced that it would release highly-anticipated Android OS 2.2 update for the Dell Streak later this week.
The 5-inch Dell Streak was originally launched with Android 1.6 operating system. The device was upgraded to Android 2.1 (Éclair) in September.
Now, the device will be upgraded to Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo), which will bring Flash support, improved performance, pinch zooming, live wall papers and an enhanced keyboard that will be easier to use.
PC manufacturer Dell is swapping Research in Motion's BlackBerry smartphone with its own Windows Phone 7-based Venue Pro.
To begin with, Dell is shifting 25,000 of its employees (one-quarter of total work force) from BlackBerrys to Venue Pro. All the 25,000 employees will get Venue Pro handsets with both voice and data plans, while the remaining
71,000 will receive Venue Pro handsets with voice plans only.
Dell is pursuing discussions with T-Mobile, the carrier for the Venue Pro in the US, for purchasing voice and data in wholesale.
Dell has begun pre-order bookings for its new smartphone, Dell Venue Pro a week before its official launch in the UK.
Dell Venue Pro will be among the first handsets to run on Windows Phone 7. The device has a 4.1-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen with Gorilla glass, a slide out portrait full QWERTY keypad and is powered by a Qualcomm MSM8250 1GHz Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM.
The device also has a five megapixel camera with HD video capture. The device has an internal memory of 1 GB which can be expanded through a microSD memory card slot.
Rogers Wireless, one of the leading cell phone carriers in Canada, is reportedly preparing to launch Dell’s Streak device that is considered as a cross between a tablet computer and a smartphone.
Rogers said that the Streak was designed keeping in mind four important customer segments viz. Families, Students, Affluent Professionals and Gen Y (young adults).
However, the carrier didn’t mention any specific release date for the Dell Streak.
Dell is advancing with its plans to launch 7-inch and 10-inch tablets in the market, Dell's Greater China President Amit Midha revealed.
Dell already has a 5-inch tablet in the market, which could be described as the first competitor the Apple iPad has faced, but the company has decided to move forward rather than rest on its laurels.
In an interview with the WSJ, Mr. Midha said that the 7-inch tablet would be introduced in the coming few weeks, while the 10-inch tablet would follow in a period of six to twelve months. He also indicated to a 3-inch product.
A report by the Wall Street Journal has stated that the President of Dell Greater China, Amit Midha has announced that Dell would be joining the competition race for the tablet pc, after the introduction of the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tube. Dell had been contemplating to launch a tab 7inch tablet pc.
The launch according to the Wall Street Journal has been slated to be anywhere around the coming weeks. It was also reported that Dell would be launching a 10-inch tablet over atime period of six months or a year.
On Wednesday, Amit Midha, Dell’s Greater China President announced that the Company will introduce its seven-inch tablet in the coming weeks, while a 10-inch tablet will be launched within 6-12 months.
The 7-inch tablet was exhibited by Dell at an Oracle Corp. conference in the U. S., a week before. But no confirmation date for its launch was declared. The announcement was made by Mr. Midha in an interview, where he expressed that Dell will launch its 7-inch tablet in the next few weeks and a basket of three-inch, four-inch and 10-inch devices will be released in the next 6-12 months.
Dell is going to launch its Streak tablet in the Australian market from 1st of October. Optus will offer the mini tablet for free on a $59 per month 2-year contract, or for $649 outright.
The dell Streak features a 5-inch touchscreen, Android 1.6 operating system, 2GB of internal memory, a 16GB card and two photo snappers- one on the front and another on the rear side. It provides access to many social networking apps and turn-by-turn navigation system.
Owners of Dell's tablet-cum-mobile phone, the Dell Streak, have been complaining that the recent Android 2.1 update from O2 UK caused them problems as it removed more features than added.
The 5-inch Dell Streak tablet comes with Windows Media Video playback, PC sync and Facebook widget. Owners of the Dell Streak said the Android 2.1 update erased these widgets.
In addition, the update reportedly deleted some application along with personal data. To add to the problem, data restores do not seem to be working.
The up-gradation of the operating system of tablet device Streak manufactured by Dell and running on Android 1.6, caused problems for a number of users.
On Monday, the Streak, which was introduced by O2, initiated the up-gradation of the Android 1.6 to Android 2. Though, some carried out the process successfully, others who faced certain problems flooded Dell and O2 forums with their complaints.
Dell the group that had protected the support of 3PAR's panel for an agreement less than three weeks before expressed that it had gathered a calculated attitude all through the procedure and had determined to terminate these negotiations.
3PAR will have to shell out Dell a $72m break fee following the computer manufacturer finished its involvement in the bidding course of action.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) is in no mood to let its rival Dell get hold of the data storage firm 3PAR.
HP again raised its offer for 3Par to $33-a-share, which values the manufacturer of the data storage systems at around $2.3 billion.
HP’s new offer has put an end to an 18-day bidding war with Dell as Dell refused to match HP’s $33-a-share offer.
Speaking on the new offer, Dell corporate strategy senior vice president Dave Johnson confirmed, “We took a measured approach throughout the process and have decided to end these discussions.”
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has reclaimed its position against competition with Dell in order to buy 3PAR, rising above Dell for the second time.
HP seemingly has rose above the competition increasing the bid from $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion just before a few hours after Dell tried to level against HP with a bidding amount of $1.6 billion, news agency the Associated Press reports.
Dell has increased the bidding to clinch a deal with the data storage technology maker, 3PAR soon after an offer made by HP.
The firm has increased the bid from $1.15 billion to $1.6 billion, or $24.30 per share. Dell claims that 3PAR has agreed to go with the deal and also offered to acknowledge the recent deal.
This step has been taken soon after HP increased the bidding amount to a price offering of $24 per share, an amount 33 per cent higher than the $18 per share that was given by Dell.
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