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Old 06-27-2003, 02:44 PM
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Default Dell readies new PDA, Smartphone

http://www.infoworld.com/article/03...6/HNaxim_1.html

"Dell Computer has revealed that the next generation of its Axim handheld will include both Wi-Fi and triband radios, signaling a new wave of mobile productivity. In addition, an executive at the company's headquarters here said Dell plans to develop a device based on Microsoft's Smartphone platform.

The next generation Axim will allow users to switch between Wi-Fi networks and CDMA or GSM networks. Due out in 2004, the device will likely support 802.11g, which offers backward compatibility with 802.11b and speeds of up to 31Mbps.

The Axim will also include Bluetooth to permit synchronization with client devices, including notebooks, said Anthony Bonadero, Dell's director of wireless product marketing, during a set of exclusive briefings arranged for InfoWorld here this week."

Ok, now this really got me excited - the one combination that would, for my needs, be killer is WiFi and GPRS or 1XRTT in a single device. Adding Bluetooth is just a cherry on top - the first two are what I really want. Go Dell go! And a Dell Smartphone? Cool!
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:51 PM
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daaaamn... any news on pricing?
 
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:56 PM
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Here is a quote from the article:

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We didn't know these sorts of margins still existed in computers," Bonadero said of Dell's foray into PDAs with the Axim.
Now don't we feel like suckers lol

At least they admit the high profit margins

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Old 06-27-2003, 02:57 PM
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Let's hope they got rid of their brickmaker and hired a professional industrial designer for this one…
 
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:58 PM
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daaaamn... any news on pricing?
Waaaaay too early for that. Pricing doesn't get announced until the devices are ready to go out the door.
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Old 06-27-2003, 02:59 PM
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Sounds like the Wanda to me .....

http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/inde...n=expand,10221
 
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Old 06-27-2003, 03:03 PM
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..yeah but I bet it'll be the size of Texas and looking as pretty as cinder block. :jester:
 
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Old 06-27-2003, 03:04 PM
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Count me in what more could you posibbly want?
 
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Old 06-27-2003, 03:05 PM
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I believe that is was TI that just announced a technology to let different wireless technologies work and play well together.

Good Call!

Now, where on the Wanda, is there room for a Dell logo? Hmmmm.
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Old 06-27-2003, 03:07 PM
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Frankly, I am OK if Dell is making a good margin on the device -- the fact that they can still price the Axim below the IPAQ and other similar devices (Axim Basic is $180 USD right now on Dell) shows just how low Dell's cost of production is relative to its competitors.

While we don't know exactly what this hybrid device will sell for, I bet it will have the best price/performance ratio of this new class of hybrid LAN/WAN devices -- sign me up!
 
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