According to Jonathan Goldberg, a telecommunications analyst at Deutsche Bank,the only remaining partners currently working on Windows Phone 7 handsets are just three—HTC, Samsung and LG.
We heared from a source HP was set to design and sell Windows Phone 7 handsets up until it acquired Palm in April, had a contract covering development costs over several years that could have been worth up to $20 million.
Dell was going to be one of the original launch partners for Windows mobile, but has delayed its plans, says Goldberg.
Dell’s Matt Parretta confirms that Dell was most certainly still part of the Windows Phone 7 game. In the company’s words:
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.
furthermore Jonathan Goldberg also clarify that he believes Dell is still a partner on Windows Phone 7, just not a launch partner.