Dell is exploring the possibility of wearable technologies including a Smartwatch. In an interview with the Guardian, Sam Burd, Dell’s global VP of personal computing told that “we’re exploring ideas in that space.” The report says that the idea that computers can be worn on the body has boomed that technology business.
Burd told The Guardian:
There are challenges in cost, and how to make it a really good experience. But the piece that’s interesting is that computers are getting smaller. Having a watch on your wrist – that’s pretty interesting, pretty appealing.
It makes sense for a company as big as Dell in the personal computing business and with a R&D department to explore the possibility. But Dell has probably gone astray as the report indicated that Dell is looking closely at the technology with the aim of predicting the practice and joining in the next five years. By that time, Google will have shipped its Google Glass to the consumers, major OEMs including Samsung, LG, Qualcomm, Intel will put their Smartwatches and flexible displays in consumers’ hands and Apple will have shipped its much awaited iWatch.
This trend looks on to get big and competitive, and by the time Dell would have analyzed the situation and think about entering, competition would blow it off, that is when it still continues to stay afloat as it is. Dell tried to offer its mobile and PDA experience with Dell Streak, an 5 inch phablet at a time when 3 inch Smartphones were the norm and wasn’t very successful. This time, it might fail by not entering this market soon.
Dell has been seeing bad financial quarterly results, and its global sales of PCs have been dipping by the day. The company even announced a buyout in February by founder Michael Dell for $24.4bn but is expected to find it hard to get shareholder approval for voting on July 18. We praise the efforts Dell are taking towards actually considering the possibility in wearable technology especially when tablets and Ultrabooks have been eating its share of desktop and laptop computers. Truth be told, it is a long fight to the top in this industry.
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