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Dell admits interest in smartphone market

Dell is strongly considering entering the highly competitive market for smartphones, it has been revealed.

Michael Dell, chief executive officer at the company, suggested that Dell has mobile phones in development during an address to delegates in Tokyo.

However, he refused to be drawn on any concrete plans that the company may have.

He said: “It is true that we are exploring smaller-screen devices. We don't have any announcements to share today, but stay tuned as when we have new news we will share that with you.

“We already have agreements with many mobile carriers around notebook devices so it wouldn't be unreasonable to expect that we would have smaller mobile Internet devices or smartphones in the future.”

Despite the move meaning that Dell would be entering an already cut-throat market, the company’s top executive remained optimistic that its expertise with 3G would give it an advantage over rivals.

A number of mobile phone sites and blogs have responded positively to the news, with many already touting the as-yet-unconfirmed phone as a potential iPhone killer.

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