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Dell looks to challenge the iPad with tablets based on Windows 8

Apple’s lead in the pill market could appear insurmountable, particularly with final week’s launch of the lastest iPad. However don’t inform that to Dell.

An government for the large pc maker was quoted in Reuters at present saying that Dell plans a brand new spherical of tablets later this yr which are based on Microsoft’s Windows 8.

“We’re very inspired by the contact functionality we’re seeing in the beta variations of Windows 8,” Dell Chief Industrial Officer Steve Felice told Reuters. He added that extra bulletins shall be made about the firm’s pill plans, including that: “We don’t assume that this market is closed off in any method.”

Dell pulled the plug on theAndroid-based pill, the Streak, final yr. However Felice instructed Reuters that they could rethink new tablets based on the Google cellular working system as effectively.

The pill market is turning into more and more necessary for Microsoft as pc customers shift to a number of linked units, somewhat than one private pc on the desktop. Actually, Apple CEO Tim Prepare dinner has mentioned just lately that he believes tablets will outsell desktop computer systems in pure unit gross sales.

“I don’t predict the demise of the PC trade,” Prepare dinner said last month. “I don’t subscribe to that. I do imagine, given what we’ve seen, that iPad is cannibalizing some Mac and cannibalizing extra Windows PCs. There’s many extra of them to cannibalize than Macs, and that’s a plus for us. And I believe tablets, normally, will cannibalize PCs.”

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