Maybe we can believe Google when they say they’re not interested in getting into the hardware business (such as cell phones). They’ve announced a partnership with Dell that will see the computer manufacturer take over the production of Google’s only hardware offering, the Google Search Appliance.
According to the Google Enterprise Blog…
Recently, we started working with Dell to manufacture the Google Search Appliance. This partnership enables us to focus more on the software side ? which is our real value add. Additionally, Dell?s international reach is helping us make the Google Search Appliance available faster in markets around the globe.
They’ve already crafted a commercial for the joint venture.