Dell Inc. said it will float bonds as it raises money potentially for new acquisitions. The company also commented last Tuesday that it might use the money for stock purchases, capital investments and general corporate purposes.
It looks as if Dell is getting ready to make sure it has enough funds to pursue future acquisitions. Just last week, Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) stronger balance sheet enabled it to trump Dell and win storage vendor 3Par, after both companies Dell and HP went into a bidding war that started with Dell offering US$1.15 billion and ended with HP acquiring 3Par for US$2.4 billion.Continue reading “Dell starts raising funds for possible future acquisitions”
Thursday August 19, 2010 – Dell reported a second-quarter profit of $545 million, or 28 cents a share, on $15.5 billion in sales, compared with earnings of $472 million, or 24 cents a share on revenue of $12.8 billion in the same period a year ago.Continue reading “Dell reports second-quarter profit of $545 million”
Earlier this month we wrote about the Dell Streak missing the July 2010 release date. Today, we just learn that the Dell Streak will be available for purchase by pre-sale registrants Thursday, August 12th. General availability follows a day later. By signing up for our email notification, you will be part of an exclusive 24 hour pre-sale opportunity. You can be among the first to own a Dell Streak! You will also be given a FREE upgrade to 2nd Business Day shipping with your purchase of a Dell Streak PLUS an exclusive coupon code for a 99¢ Plantronics Bluetooth Headset with purchase of a Dell Streak.
Update: Here’s a short video from the Dell YouTube channel that provides a quick overview of what you can use Streak for:
Hardware-wise, the Dell Streak features the following:
- A sharp 5-inch capacitive multi-touch WVGA (800×480) display for a great full-screen experience watching video or browsing the web
- Fast 1GHz Snapdragon ARM-based mobile processor from Qualcomm
- 5 MP autofocus camera with dual LED flash that offers easy point & shoot capability and quick uploads to YouTube, Flickr, Facebook and more
- VGA front-facing camera enables video chat functionality down the road
- A user-removable (and replaceable) battery
- A 3.5mm headphone jack means many of you can use the Dell Streak as the music source (and more) in your car
- Integrated 3G + Wi-Fi (802.11b/g) + Bluetooth 2.1 (think headsets, external keyboards, stereo headsets, etc.)
- UMTS / GPRS / EDGE class 12 GSM radio with link speeds of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA
- A user-accessible Micro SD slot expandable up to 32GB. That means you can store lots of movies, music, photos or other kinds of files.
On the software side, here’s what you can expect:
- A customized multi-touch version of the Google Android operating system that features Dell user interface enhancements
- Access to over 38,000 apps (and growing) via the Android Marketplace
- Microsoft Exchange connectivity and integration through TouchDown
- Google Voice support
- Integrated Google Maps with voice-activated search, turn-by-turn navigation, street and satellite views
- Quick access to activity streams via integrated social network app widgets like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Interested? Click here to sign up for a Dell Streak pre-sale opportunity