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Dell Launches Smartphone

PC users will soon have another alternative to the iPhone: “Dell disclosed on Monday that it was preparing to enter the smartphone business, adding to the escalating competition as mobile handset and computer makers converge on one of the only parts of the personal technology market still showing strong growth and profits,” the Financial Times reports. The computer company is working with China Mobile to launch a phone that will run on Google’s Android OS. Dell is the world’s second-largest maker of PCs.