Categories: Dell

Dell Disappoints on 3Q Sales and Profits

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on November 19

Dell missed even modest expectations for its fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 30, but CFO Brian Gladden pointed to a sequential rise in fourth-quarter sales helped by the launch of…

Will Dell’s Smart Phone Get Lost In The Android Crowd?

Posted by: Peter Burrows on November 13

I blogged this morning over at Byte of the Apple about Dell’s debut of its long-awaited smart phone over in China, given that the release comes on the heels of…

Intel Boosts Outlook on Improving Demand

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on August 28

Dell, Hewlett-Packard Co. and other customers of Intel remain cautious about end-user demand, but the chipmaker says things are finally looking up. Santa Clara (Calif.)-based Intel on Aug. 28 said…

Dell’s Cell Phone Strategy: Off To A Fizzling Start

Posted by: Peter Burrows on August 17

Over the past two years, Dell Inc. has been working on an expanded consumer strategy, but wisely wanted to keep quiet until it had its story just right. After all,…

Dell Takes Netbooks To School

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on May 19

K-12 education is a big and growing market for netbooks. The little laptops small size, light weight, and probably most important, low cost, makes them very popular for schools that…

Dell: Working on an Android Netbook?

Posted by: Olga Kharif on May 06

Dell may be cooking up a series of netbooks based on Android software. On May 6, software company Bsquare announced that “it is porting Adobe’s Flash Lite 3.17 technology onto Dell Netbooks running Google’s Android platform.”

How Broad Is Dell’s Brand?

Posted by: Aaron Ricadela on January 30

The latest reports that Dell is eyeing the smart phone market also beg the question whether any foray into consumer electronics—now or in the future—can successfully expand its portfolio. A…

PC Manufacturers Recall More Sony Batteries

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on October 30

Remember the brouhaha a couple of years ago when Sony took the heat for failing to tell consumers immediately about a problem with its notebook pc batteries? The electronics giants…

An Important Next Salvo in Dell’s Consumer Counter-Attack

Posted by: Peter Burrows on August 06

Dell put out this minimialist press release about its acquisition of Silicon Valley-based ZING Systems Inc. today. But while the price was not large enough to require that it be…

Turns out I wasn’t first to think of Dell buying RadioShack

Posted by: Peter Burrows on May 04

After posting a story on why this merger might make sense, I got an e-mail from Current Analysis analyst Samir Bhavani. Turns out he’s been publicly stating this opinion for…

Dell: So Long, Kevin Rollins

Posted by: Rob Hof on January 31

Whoa, the CEO’s out and Michael Dell’s back in. The only surprise, given the company’s troubles, is the timing, given that Dell himself had backed Rollins as recently as a…

Inside “Dell Hell”

Posted by: Rob Hof on September 29

My colleague Louise Lee’s new story digging into Dell’s customer-service challenges won’t come as a surprise to the many folks who commented on a post that asked for people’s experiences…

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BusinessWeek writers Peter Burrows, Cliff Edwards, Olga Kharif, Aaron Ricadela, Douglas MacMillan, and Spencer Ante dig behind the headlines to analyze what’s really happening throughout the world of technology. One of the first mainstream media tech blogs, Tech Beat covers everything from tech bellwethers like Apple, Google, and Intel and emerging new leaders such as Facebook to new technologies, trends, and controversies.

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