Dell CEO: Android tablets can’t compete with iPad, Windows 8 might

Dell CEO: Android tablets can’t compete with iPad, Windows 8 mightDell 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?

via: BGR

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CTPAHHIK  Oct. 19, 2011 at 14:10

iPad is not doing "fantastically well" either. Last time I checked everyone has a netbook. iPad is still nothing more than oversized reader. Dell, just admit that you got your butt royally kicked by Asus and nobody wants your crappy Z/Inspiron series.
To make matters worse Dell is in bed with Microsoft. How many Ubuntu laptops did you sell? Ever heard of an option to buy without OS, Dell?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 19, 2011 at 14:20

CTPAHHIK, I think 9 million sold in financial Q3 of the iPad 2 alone is kind of "doing well" considering that no one needs such a device???

Agree about Dell's shady half-assed Linux past. And I'd buy a bare-bones Dell before I'd touch one of their bloat-boats.

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 14:31

i like my dell inspiron 1546 :p

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 19, 2011 at 14:45

Jan, iPad is competing with netbooks, not other tablets. There is nothing to compete with in tablet segment from other manufacturers. You pretty much forced to get iPad if you want a tablet, is there anything else out there?
Statistics show that every tablet bought is sale lost for a netbook. 9mil is big number and probably puts Apple in number one place. Netbook market is fragmented and has lots of players, making it easy to be number one, but hard to dominate.

Treab, 1546 is a laptop. I think Studio range is more stylish, if you can live with plasticy feel.

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 14:48

Treab, 1546 is a laptop.

i know :p but your the one who brought up the inspiron range :p
got to defend my lappy :p

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 15:03

You pretty much forced to get iPad if you want a tablet, is there anything else out there?


samsung galaxy tab
galaxy 7.7
galaxy 10.1

asus transformer
asus slider

acer iconia a100
acer iconia a500
acer iconia w500

sony s1
sony s2

motorola xoom

blackberry playbook

viewsonic viewpad 7

HP touchpad

packard bell liberty

HTC flyer...

your right its a very uncompetitive market...

CTPAHHIK  Oct. 19, 2011 at 15:34

Sony - XP OS. Android unavailable.
Xoom terrible software.
HP - don't even mention it.
Playbook - can't even read book properly
Liberty not available to in US.
Viewpad 7 - Android 2.2

You are left with Flyer, Galaxy 10.1, Transformer and Iconia. All were just released. Only galaxy is known, others are brand new and unknown. All are inferior in performance to iPad. Only reason to get one is price. Now check how much they cost.

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 15:39

Sony - XP OS. Android unavailable --- gingerbread... dont quite know where xp os comes from...

playbook - why not exactly?

not quite sure what your talking about regarding the liberty...

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 19, 2011 at 16:09

The Liberty tab is a rebranded Acer Iconia A500 - Acer owns Packard Bell, and the Liberty is available here in Ireland.

Treab  Oct. 19, 2011 at 16:10

its available in the uk as well so tbh i think that argument is mute..


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