Dell fires executive who couldn't get the Dell Streak and Dell Aero off the ground
Of course, what executive goes away empty-handed? Garriques will be floating down on a Golden Parachute that gives him a severance check of $1.44 million and a payment of $3.15 million under his consultancy agreement. Imagine if he had been successful. The mobile communications group that Garriques led is now being rolled back into the main company.
1. slymi2005 (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jun 2010)
His mistake was pursuing the same strategy that Google tried with the Nexus One. Even if they are offering great phones, not selling them directly to people through AT&T stores and other outlets makes very little sense. I hope his departure leads to a more sensible approach to selling phones, they can start by making the Streak available at AT&T stores with Froyo preinstalled as soon as possible.
3. achilles (Posts: 54; Member since: 27 May 2010)
Dear Dell: Don't release Android phones with outdated 1.6 software.
Lots of Love.
4. skulbonz (unregistered)
If it says unlocked, then it should be unlocked. I would have bought one on the T-mobile network, but with no 3G bands it didn't have a chance.
5. cansler (Posts: 136; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)
Were it not for my beloved Aria, I would have one of these lovely devices already. I think it is the perfect blend in size and portability. The 1.6 was a big no-no. I was hoping to pick one up anyway and get the Froyo from XDA.