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Alienware Planning Android iPhone Killer? 152

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the competition-means-better dept.
meteorit found a story about rumors of an Alienware phone based on Google's Android phone OS. As Dell has a history of bombing with handhelds, it would be interesting to try the Alienware brand instead. And I'm not exactly sure where they get off claiming that their drawings are the first pictures of the thing. Cheesy renderings designed explicitly for your website are not quite pictures of a product... they are artists impressions.
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Alienware Planning Android iPhone Killer?

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  • by Coraon (1080675) on Saturday February 16, 2008 @10:35AM (#22445166)
    1. liquid nitrogen very cool 2. fire very not cool 3. alienware cool 4. dell not cool 5. slashdot always cool
  • Yet another Killer (Score:5, Informative)

    by tigheig (546423) on Saturday February 16, 2008 @10:46AM (#22445248)
    If you read TFA you find that it's not even a rumor, it's entirely speculation based on the purchase of Alienware by Dell. It states that the argument for the Alienware phone is "overwhelming" based on the fact that the author thinks that Alienware is cool and is well known outside of us build-it-yourself PC geeks. TFA is accompanied by something labeled "First Pictures of Alienware Android Cell Phone" that is actually a GIF mockup drawn by a staff artist based on what they'd like it to look like. So now the Slashdot "killer" label is being applied to products that not only don't exist yet, but for which there's no objective evidence that anyone is even thinking about. Can we retire the "killer" now? It's become parody.
  • by Vexorian (959249) on Saturday February 16, 2008 @11:09AM (#22445394)
    If I understand it these are just rumors and the images are all invented and not from alienware itself, in fact it looks like it is more of a CNP of the alien ware case to look like a cell phone...
  • by Anpheus (908711) on Saturday February 16, 2008 @11:47AM (#22445622)
    You parsed the adjectives wrong: [[[[Alienware] Planning] Android] [iPhone Killer]]. Last two words are a noun phrase, Android is used as an adjective describing said noun phrase, and then you have the verb and subject.

    Easy mistake to make but you shouldn't be modded insightful for pointing out the grammatical reason the title sucks. Then again, given when you posted, you would have gotten modded redundant for calling out the Editor for calling a fictional and unsubstantiated device with crappy drawings an "iPhone Killer."
  • Re:bombing? (Score:5, Informative)

    by p0tat03 (985078) on Saturday February 16, 2008 @11:59AM (#22445704)
    Mod parent up. This is something that people in the tech field gloss over FAR too often. When it comes down to cell phones, laptops, and all of these consumer electronics, the feature sets of each device is all about the same (bluetooth, WiFi, yadi yada, it's all there)... The only thing that the user interacts with that is DIFFERENT is the UI. The UI *is* the device. It is why Apple has succeeded, and why Motorola is desperate to rid itself of its mobile division.

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