Baidu partners with Dell for smartphone and tablets running its new Yi OS
Available in late 2011
According to Reuters, Dell will be making smartphones and tablets for the Chinese market as part of the deal.
Dell already makes a small number of smartphones based on Android and Windows Phone OS, as well as its Streak series of 5 (since discontinued in the US) and 7-inch Android tablets.
It's also launched a 10-inch Android tablet in China during the summer.
It's expected devices could be available as early as November.
"All PC brands are trying to differentiate themselves from each other in the mobile space, and Dell's tie-up with Baidu may give it first-mover advantage in the China market," Hanna Chang, an analyst with SinoPac Securities in Taipei, told Reuters.