Google and Dell making sweet, tender phone love?

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Dell and Google, eh? They’re apparently maybe, sorta, potentially going to make a phone together. An iPhone rival, to be certain (maybe).

The announcement is supposed to come at the 3GSM conference in Barcelona next month even though “Google insiders deny an announcement is due in the near future,” according to Marketing Week. “Senior industry sources” say that it’s gonna happen, though.

Is it possible that Dell might just make it’s own Android-compatible phone? Yes, sure. Will it be an actual Google-branded phone? Who knows. Seems like kind of an odd choice since Google’s not often too interested in dealing with hardware.

If this is true, though, it’ll be big news. And Dell did grab someone from Motorola last March. And Dell does need something big, according to Marketing Week.

Dell already produces personal digital assistants (PDAs) and strategy analytics director Neil Mawston says: “It makes sense for Dell to have a high-profile entry back into the market because its last effort with PDAs pretty much flopped.”

We’ll keep an eye on this one and Biggs will be at 3GSM to cover it (if it happens).

Google and Dell tipped to reveal iPhone rival plans [Marketing Week]

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