Dell To Challenge iPad With Windows 8 Tablet

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As blogged by us earlier, 2012 would be very interesting year for tablets. In the coming days and months, you would see lot of tablets arriving on the scene. If rumors are to be believed, Google is expected to launch its 7″ inch Nexus tablet sometimes in April and Nokia is also getting ready to launch its first tablet on Windows 8 operating system.

Apple has already set tablet market on fire and its new iPad has received huge response from the buyers and they have formed serpentine ques in front of Apple stores to grab the much awaited devices. This huge success of iPad and dwindling interest in PC’s has forced majority of PC vendors  to focus their energies in developing tablets to cater to ever increasing demands for it.

As per media reports, Dell- the established vendors of PC and laptops, is planning a fresh assault with the advent of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating platform, which is expected later this year and will have a touch interface that works across desktop computers, tablets and smartphones.

“We’re very encouraged by the touch capability we are seeing in the beta versions of Windows 8,” Dell’s chief commercial officer Steve  Felice told Reuters in an interview in London, adding that Dell may also make Android tablets again. Felice said that Dell’s relationships with its thousands of business customers gave it an advantage over Apple, whose gadgets can cause headaches for IT departments because they operate on different systems. “On the commercial side there are a lot of concerns about security, interoperability, systems and device management, and I think Dell is in the best position to meet those,” Felice said.

As iPads and iPhones have become popular from the boardroom down, corporate technology chiefs have been increasingly forced to accept the fact that employees will use their own devices.

“On the commercial side there are a lot of concerns about security, interoperability, systems and device management, and I think Dell is in the best position to meet those,” Felice said. He added that iPads also left much to be desired in terms of processing power and ease of typing. “When people put their computer to the side and take their iPad with them to travel, you see a lot of compromises being made.”

Asked whether he envied Apple’s ability to produce such coveted objects, Felice said “We come at the market in a different way … We are predominantly a company that has a great eye on the commercial customer who also wants to be a consumer.”

Every company may give any explanation but fact of the matter is that PC’s and laptops have limited life span now and tablets are going to replace them shortly. Hence, all the major computer makers like Dell, Lenovo and HP are trying to shift gradually their focus to tablets and smart-phones.

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