Dell, which is a local company here in Austin, Texas, is currently developing a new kind of smartphone minus the phone. According to TechNewsWorld, the company is "developing an Android-based, non-phone device that will run on the ARM architecture instead of an Intel Atom mobile chip," though Dell is not answering questions about these plans.
Some people are not convinced. Richard Shin, an analyst for IDC, said, "Consumers will see a clamshell form factor and will think the device will run applications they are used to using on their computers. The problem is, it won't. [...] It could be a recipe for failure."