WSJ adds confirmation of a Dell line of Android powered smartphones for release this year
The story did not mention how the phones were going to be marketed or even manufactured. After all, Dell became the leader in making PC's to order which allowed them to keep a lower inventory of parts than competitiors. By not putting together a computer until an order was received, Dell could also respond to changing trends and offer new models faster than other computer makers who sold through retail channels. Whether or not the company plans on adopting that same production model for their smartphone line is unknown.