Electronista reports Dell is backing out of the US smartphone market. New mobile devices are expected later this year, but at least for now, the company believes its Android-based Venue and Windows Phone-based Venue Pro have run their course.
The PC builder still sells the Venue line in other countries and late last year unveiled the Streak Pro 101DL for Japan, its first real high-end smartphone.
Dell first dipped into smartphones in the US with the Aero, a then-midsized Android phone. However, it and the Streak 5 tablet unveiled in the same year reflected what was often seen as an uncoordinated mobile strategy and Dell's tendency at the time to pre-announce products months in advance. Both the Aero and Streak already had outdated versions of Android when they were announced, and the company only ended up shipping either several months later with no hardware or software upgrades past the original preview.