Dell has just confirmed that it is exiting the smartphone business. Jeff Clarke, head of Dell's consumer business, confirmed this at the Dell World Conference, saying that it requires too much investment to be successful.
Instead, Dell will refocus its mobile strategy and concentrate its efforts on tablets. As for the operating system, Dell has decided to realign itself with Windows. The reason to ditch Android was that Dell could not find a way to build a business on it. Clarke said:
“It’s a content play with Android. Amazon is selling books and Google is making it up with search. So far we couldn’t find a way to build a business on Android.”
Hence, expect Dell latest tablets to be running either Windows 8 or Windows RT.