According to the rumour mill Apple's iPhone may get competition from Dell and Google this year. MarketingWeek reports Google may be cooperating with Dell to release an Android based phone:
Senior industry sources claim the two companies will reveal their plans at next month’s 3GSM telecoms conference in Barcelona, although Google insiders deny an announcement is due in the near future.
But the rumours will once again throw the spotlight on Google’s mobile strategy, which has been the subject of much conjecture over the last year.
There had been widespread talk of Google launching its own handset, known as the “Gphone”, to go up against Apple’s iPhone, which launched in November last year.
But the world’s largest search engine surprised the industry by announcing an operating system for mobile phones called Android. The software makes it easier for developers to create mobile applications that run on many different handsets.
Android, which will be available this year, will bring all of Google’s online services to mobile users.