Analysts wary as Dell focuses on fastest-growing market to try to breathe new life into its mobile offerings.

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This article titled “Dell plans partnership with China's Baidu on tablets and mobiles” was written by Charles Arthur and agencies, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 6th September 2011 11.15 UTC

Dell plans to partner China's top search engine Baidu to develop tablet computers and mobile phones, targeting the Chinese market now dominated by Apple and the Chinese computer company Lenovo.

China is one of the fastest growing markets for tablets and is home to more than 900 million mobile phone subscribers. Analysts said the tie-up could be Dell's way to revive its flagging tablet business.

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