It is 1:00 A.M. and I am about 28,000 feet above the Nevada desert. My mind races with the aftershock of the Las Vegas / COMDEX experience, so as for sleeping on this flight, the outlook is not promising. After all, tonight Andrew Baxter and I were privileged invitees of Dell In Motion, a special press party set in an elegant ballroom at the lavish Bellagio Hotel. An open bar, live big band music, Dell products displayed behind backlit glass like rare museum showpieces surrounded us, and of course gourmet foods were offered in a beautifully arranged buffet. With all the excitement from wall to wall of this room, a sharply dressed figure is surrounded by many guests bearing badges with the biggest names in the media industry. Oh yeah, and by the way, CNN is filming away. Well it’s no mystery as to what all the fuss is about. It’s over the top man himself, Mr. Michael Dell.
To us, Mr. Dell was the “life” of the party!
Hi uh, um… ohh yeah… “Hello Mr. Dell. I’m Barry Doyle from BargainPDA.com!”
Can you believe it? We are absolutely filled with pride. Mr. Dell gave us the best compliment: “BargainPDA…, Great site guys!” Well we think you have got some kind of company yourself Mr. Dell! So what else did we find out?
- Michael Dell feels “it’s too late for Palm” so at this time Dell is not planning to offer any Palm OS-based products.
- Dell has not really looked into producing a Tablet PC, however this may come in the future.
- At this time, Dell has no short term plans for a SmartPhone device.
- Ohh yeah, did we mention that Michael Dell thinks BargainPDA is a “great site”?
We also cannot thank Dell’s Anne Camden enough for arranging for us to attend the Dell In Motion event. In addition to helping us out with that, she also clued us in on the Axim X3 “Bluetooth Logo Mystery”. Many owners have noticed the Bluetooth logo imprinted on the Wi-Fi anntena of the Axim X3. Anne clued us in on that…
- Anne Camden says that Dell will release an Axim X3i with Bluetooth integrated device in 1st quarter of 2004.
We also visited the Dell booth at a special “Mobile Focus” function and at Comdex. Dell was showcasing their new W3000 30″ LCD TV. This baby is wide-screen and is high definition-ready!
You gotta see these impressive new DELL displays in person to truly appreciate it!
The familiar logo towers over the Dell booth at COMDEX. The sign was beckoning to
thousands of attendees eager to get some “hands on” time with Dell products that
are otherwise only available to see online.
– Barry J. Doyle