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(Forbes)   Dell quits the smartphone business. In other news, Dell was in the smartphone business   ( forbes.com) divider line
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2012-12-14 10:12:10 AM  
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jonny_q: Dell used to be the very best at their distribution model, and that was around 2002 and 2003. I was a bit of a Dell fan then, but that wouldn't have translated well to MP3 players and such.

But times have changed. Other PC makers have caught on to that distribution model and followed suit, while, on the other hand, consumers are caring less and less about custom PCs and just want something with a model number on it, and even that's for good reason.

And IBM lost a guy with a bunch of fulfillment experience to Compaq, who in turn lost him to a fruit company, where he turned their supply chain into something to be feared, around the same time that some other people at the same fruit company came up with better distribution.

Which led to an awful lot of consumers wanting that technically had a model number, but was usually just referred to by a name, starting with i- or Mac-. And was shiny.

Fans of that fruit company still haven't forgotten what Mr. Dell said about liquidating it and giving the money back to the shareholders.
2012-12-14 09:26:40 AM  
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2012-12-14 06:12:35 AM  
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Dell is still making stuff? Haven't seen anyone with a Dell product in ages.
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