Dell phone ‘launching in China’

Beijing, China – A blogger claims Dell is set to announce its first mobile phone in the next few days, initially aimed at the massive Chinese market.

A ‘source with knowledge of the situation’ told Tech Crunch that Dell is about to launch a mobile phone in China ‘in the next day or two’. Details are sketchy, but the device is rumored to be similar to the iPhone, with a touchscreen. It is expected to use the Android OS and either China Mobile or China Unicom is believed to be signed up as carrier.

Back in April, Reuters claimed that Dell was working on a proprietary mobile operating system with China-based software maker Red Office.

Interesting times.