I love reading what other companies say about Apple,,,,,This one takes the cake....
Quote Apple insider today
Andy Lark, Dell's global head of marketing, told Lisa Banks of CIO Australia on Tuesday that Apple's iPad will eventually succumb to Dell's Android- and Windows-based tablets because of pressure from an open enterprise market.
Lark congratulated Apple for igniting the tablet opportunity with the iPad, while predicting that the device will ultimately fall to more "open" competitors. I couldnt be happier that Apple has created a market and built up enthusiasm but longer term, open, capable and affordable will win, not closed, high price and proprietary, Lark said. [Apple has] done a really nice job, theyve got a great product, but the challenge theyve got is that already Android is outpacing them.
"Apple is great if youve got a lot of money and live on an island. Its not so great if you have to exist in a diverse, open, connected enterprise; simple things become quite complex, Lark added.
According to Lark, the high cost of additional accessories for the iPad makes the tablet inaccessible. An iPad with a keyboard, a mouse and a case [means] youll be at $1500 or $1600; thats double of what youre paying," he said. "Thats not feasible.
Lark's figures, however, are confusing, as it is unlikely that a keyboard, mouse and case would cost the same as an iPad. For instance, purchasing Apple's leather Smart Cover, BlueTooth keyboard and Magic Mouse would cost just $207.
He thinks the ipad requires a mouse and keyboard OMG