I hope so, but I'm keeping my optimism on Baidu Yi guarded for the following reasons:
1. Goog and Aapl have a pretty big headstart in smart phone sales in China. There's even a rumor that aapl might be teaming with china mobile, which would give them 'first crack' at chl's 900 million subscribers.
2. Since we're basically just pirating goog's droid platform, we can't offer any options that goog's can't immediately match.
3. Dell sucks. I admit that's a personal, not an analytical, conclusion, but I've owned that stupid company 3 separate times in my life and it tanked on me every time (grrrr).