Dell seems intent on stepping on everyone’s toes at the moment. The US manufacturer released one of the first Windows Phone 7 handsets in the Dell Venue Pro, but it reportedly isn’t interested in Mango.
Now Dell CEO Michael Dell is being critical of Android tablets. Actually, that’s probably fair enough.
”If you look at the tablet market, you have to say right now it’s an iPad market,” said Mike D, speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit on Tuesday. “The Android stuff has not done fantastically well, I think I’m being fair.”
Ironically, the Dell Streak (pictured) would undoubtedly be near the top of the list of those Android tablets that haven’t done fantastically well.
However, Michael went on to suggest another platform might give the iPad a run for its money. “Microsoft has a pretty good shot with Windows 8,” suggests Dell. “We’re pretty excited with what they’re doing.”
Microsoft has developed Windows 8 with tablets in mind, and 5,000 developers recently got their hands on a limited edition Samsung-built developer tablet.
Time will tell, but… meh. I can’t see any one tablet outselling the iPad any time soon, other than maybe the Amazon Kindle Fire. Or is that an eReader?