Dell re-affirms commitment to Windows Phone 7, Business Insider fails to apologize for rogue reporting

Dell Lightening still on trackmbcn1206lAs enthusiast bloggers we know the thrill of uncovering a hidden but intriguing angle in an otherwise mundane story.

This must have been exactly what Business Insider Jay Yarow experienced when he completely misinterpreted a statement by Deutsche Bank analyst Jonathan Goldberg that the OS will launch on devices by HTC, Samsung and LG.

His supposed “scoop” was that Dell had dropped Windows Phone 7, and his story has spread like wildfire, leaving forcing Dell to release a statement confirming that they are, in fact, releasing a Windows Phone 7 handset.

Any reports, or speculation, that report Dell will not support Windows Phone 7 are false… Microsoft announced Dell as a supporting partner at this year’s Mobile World Congress and nothing’s changed. We are excited to collaborate with Microsoft on Windows Phone 7, and are looking forward to bringing customers amazing mobile experiences.

The unique form factor of the Dell Lightning has already attracted many adherents, and the loss of the computer manufacturer would therefore by a psychological blow to the Windows Phone 7 launch.  It is however without doubt that the three cellphone OEMs, HTC, Samsung and LG, will be much more significant for the eventual success for of the operating system.

And Jay, you may want to stop jumping to conclusions.

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