Sohu IT, 9/06/11
Dell handsets featuring Chinese internet giant Baidu's (Nasdaq: BIDU) new Baidu Yi mobile operating system will hit the market in November, according to an industry source. Another source added that the jointly developed handset is a prelude to Baidu cooperating with a number of other handset manufacturers. Baidu has yet to reveal pricing for the new handset.
Baidu Yi was unveiled during the 2011 Baidu World Conference held September 2 in Beijing, where it was described by Baidu as a mobile terminal software platform that incorporates a smart search box, cloud services, and specialized Baidu mobile applications. The Baidu Yi handset closely resembles the HTC G5, according to Sohu IT journalists who examined the phone at the conference.