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Dell to launch Chinese smartphone?

Speculation grows of an Android based touchscreen device
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Rumours are spreading of a Dell smartphone, intended for the Chinese market – one of the few global markets which has not been saturated by the iPhone.

According to the China Communications Network, the device will be based on Google’s Android mobile operating system and is to be built by Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn.

Although Dell has yet to confirm these rumours, it is clear that it considers the Chinese market as a good avenue for growth.

“We are still confident in China's PC market in 2009 although the rapidly worsening global financial crisis has eroded the consumer confidence,” a Dell China spokesman told CCN.

“The market will be stimulated by a string of preferential policies launched by the Chinese government. Dell will focus on Netbooks and low-price computers aimed at the vast, much less developed rural markets this year.”

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