(Bloomberg) --Dell Technologies Inc., seeking to appeal to consumers who live most of their days on their smartphones, has created a tool that will allow text messages, calls, and apps from those devices to appear on its latest PCs.
The service, called Dell Mobile Connect, is being announced Tuesday at CES, the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. The system works with the latest versions of Apple Inc.’s iOS and Alphabet Inc.’s Android to make smartphone notifications from third-party apps, calls, and text messages appear in the corner of a Dell PC screen so that a person can handle messages without actually picking up their phone, the company said in an interview. It’s similar to how an iPhone can be synchronized with other Apple devices like Macs and iPads to send notifications.
The feature can also mirror apps from Android smartphones so that they can be used on a Dell computer screen with the trackpad and keyboard. Android users will be able to share files between their phone and compatible Dell PCs with the Mobile Connect software, the company said.