While rumors about the purchase of Dell by Silver Lake Partners specify more we learn today by CNBC that Microsoft could participate in the redemption with U.S. investment fund. While the value of Dell is estimated between $ 20 and $ 25 billion, Microsoft is ready to invest between $ 1 and $ 3 billion, which is not that much when you’re called Microsoft. We should know more by the end of the week.
Side of Silver Lake Partners, we learn from Bloomberg that the investment fund is ready with a proposal around $ 15 billion to buy the third largest manufacturer of PC.
Just Like a lot of PC manufacturers, Dell hasn’t been doing very well lately. And now unnamed sources have told Bloomberg that “several large banks have already been contacted about financing an offer to take Dell private.”
Bloomberg’s sources also indicated that Dell is “in talks to go private with at least two private equity firms,” although the sources cautioned that any such deal “could fall apart because the firms may not be able to line up the needed financing or resolve how to exit the investment in the future.”
A Dell spokesperson has told CNBC that the company “won’t comment on rumors and speculation,” but didn’t flatly deny the report. Trading of Dell’s shares was briefly halted in the wake of Bloomberg’s report, and surged by 12% immediately after trading resumed.
The official announcement has being scheduled for October 16 for the ASUS Padfone 2. And it has now also being leaked out in a number of press shots, thus leaving nothing about its design to our imagination. The upcoming Android device with dual personality also emerged in video footage, where it was shown off by no other but the CEO of ASUS – Mr. Jerry Shen.
The video footage of the ASUS PadFone 2 revealed that the device will sport a 4.7″ HD screen and a 13MP camera. Rumored specs for the device include a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset and 2GB of RAM.
The photos of the device reveal the brand new design of its tablet docking station. Gone is the covered housing for the smartphone seen in the original PadFone – the newcomer will slide into its slimmer and better looking tablet dock instead.
Source : Notebook Italia (Italian), BloombergUTV (YouTube), evleaks (Twitter)