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What is DELL thinking ? Ipad Fail??

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    I love reading what other companies say about Apple,,,,,This one takes the cake....


    Quote Apple insider today


    iPad fail?

    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 couldn’t 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, they’ve got a great product, but the challenge they’ve got is that already Android is outpacing them.

    "Apple is great if you’ve got a lot of money and live on an island. It’s 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] you’ll be at $1500 or $1600; that’s double of what you’re paying," he said. "That’s 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.
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    He thinks the ipad requires a mouse and keyboard OMG
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    I'm sure Apple will hold it's own in any market. They have something that android doesn't......a name you can trust.. I would rather pay a little more for a quality product than less and money and have to spend many hours on the line with tech support and have multiple exchanges.. Android has recently been hit with some type of virus that is wonderful "open" system could not protect them from...... I believe Apple users will probably opt for a iPad and then jailbreak before the android
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    Priceless!!!

    Hmm... Andy must have forgotten one of life's basic rules: «If you're going to say something really stupid, don't do it in a room full of journalists.»

    Thanks for providing a good laugh as I begin my day. :D
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    It is funny when marketing gets carried away with it's own bullshit. If you're going to attack a product, at least do your research (isn't that what marketing is all about, research?).

    To come out with the mouse comment alone makes him look an utter arse, let alone the wildly inaccurate costs quoted for accessories. Also the assumption that everyone needs a keyboard (or mouse) also shows a total lack on knowledge of the market he is supposed to be in.

    In a word, 'gimp'.

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    I agree it will take the cake as the most stupid remark made this year.

    I choked on my Fosters lol when I read it. I actually looked at the date to see if it was 1984 lol Oh wait no it is today.
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    lol a mouse?!

    i remembered someone on this forum wanted a mouse though. :p
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    It is better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt

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    Man, I wish I could've been the guy to break the news to him. "Uh, boss? Has anyone told you that the iPad doesn't support, let alone use, a mouse? If not, please let me be the first to say it to you now." His reaction must've been priceless.

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    He's right tho, look at how much of a fly by night fad the iPhone was....I mean nobody has those things...what with their $600 case and $900 mouse attachment!!!

    After all, this:

    [​IMG]

    Is all anybody needs!!!

    And don't forget that windows tablet pcs have basically been the most successful platform of all time, selling more than DVD players...
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    you got that right my friend Number 1
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    Words fail me, so here's a picture (with some help from a Japanese friend) instead:

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    Explains why I long ago decided never again to buy a Dell product. With that type of forethought, and hold on reality, they do not need my money.
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    I remember that!

    Good, one Michael!
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    Might have been me.

    Is there someone, who has a good solution for using a Slimblade Trackball with the iPad?
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    I really like that quote too!

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    It is such a shame that integrity, honesty and common sense has fallen beneath the blade of 'Spin'.
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    Well, there si something that is totally true and that is tha iPad created the path for the really portable and full usable tablet form factor. Every tablet out in the street, from the cheapest to the more expensive one, compare themselves to iPad, expecting to be the "iPad killer"; iPad still is the refrence. I like Android tablets, but I wasn't able to get all my needs fulfilled, so I got a 1st Gen Ipad.

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