MacDailyNews Take: Proof? None. Because Android tablets are not “outpacing” Apple’s iPad in any way, shape or form unless it’s a race to collect dust on store shelves.
Banks continues, “While Apple had entered the businesses as a consumer device, Lark claimed Dell had taken an enterprise approach toward tablet PCs, which would ultimately give the company, which has a major stake in Microsoft Windows and the desktop PC market, an edge. ‘We’ve taken a very considered approach to tablets, given that the vast majority of our business isn’t in the consumer space,’ he said.”
MacDailyNews Take: A very considered approach, as in: “We considered approaching Apple to ask them to kick our asses whenever the whim strikes, just like they did with iPod, iTunes, iTunes Store, high-end personal computers, and market cap, among other things, and found that we rather enjoyed it, so we’ve decided to ask for more of the same.”
Banks continues, “The cost of Apple products was another deterrent to iPad deployments, with Lark claiming that a the economics on a fully kitted iPad did not add up. ‘An iPad with a keyboard, a mouse and a case [means] you’ll be at $1500 or $1600; that’s double of what you’re paying,’ he claimed. ‘That’s not feasible.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: It’s good to see that Dell remains as committed as ever to employing the mentally handicapped.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mike D.” for the heads up.]
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