In a rather interesting move by Dell, the company has announced a new software that will enable users to seamlessly utilize their smartphone on Dell PCs. Called Mobile Connect, users don’t require a specialized device in order to use the software.
In fact, Dell Mobile Connect will be made available on new Dell XPS, Inspiron, Vostro, and Alienware devices throughout the world starting from this month onwards. It will also be pre-installed into Dell’s small business PCs line-up as well.
The idea behind Dell Mobile Connect is to eliminate the need for users to shift their focus from their PCs whenever there is a notification, message, or phone call comes into their smartphone. Made possible via Bluetooth and WiFi Direct, all of these can be viewed directly on their PC via the software.
Yes, that included making and receiving calls as well as messages. Additionally, users are also able to access apps on their smartphone through the software’s mirroring function although this particular function is only applicable for Android devices. Soon, Dell will even add drag-and-drop file transfer capability into the software as well.
Since Mobile Connect is a point-to-point communication software, users’ phone data is limited to the paired PC. As mentioned before, customers can expect to see the software inside new Dell consumer and small business PCs starting this month.