One of the companies that entered the internet tablet market is the global computer manufacturing giant Dell. As I mentioned in yesterdayâ€™s article on the BlackBerry Playbook, breaking into the potentially lucrative tablet market is hard and more companies have failed than succeeded. Dell has acknowledged that it has also failed in its bid to become a competitive player in the market when it announced that it is getting out of the US tablet market.
Dell has stopped selling the Dell Streak 7, the companyâ€™s last remaining tablet model being sold in the US market. Last August, Dell discontinued the sales of the Dell Streak 5. The companyâ€™s Dell Streak 10 was never released in the US and may not be released at all given the turn of events. It is, however, being sold in China.
Dell issued a statement reiterating their commitment to the â€œmobility marketâ€ and said that it is still selling products in other parts of the globe. Dell also mentioned that it â€œremain committed to expanding our reach beyond PCs with a targeted set of open, standards-based mobility solutions and services designed for commercial and mobile professional customers.â€
Dellâ€™s affirmation of commitment may now shift to Windows. It has introduced two Windows Phones and an Inspiron laptop that transforms into a tablet. With Microsoft planning to release Windows 8 next year, Dell could actually use it to reenter the tablet market with a renewed strategy â€“ one that is anchored on Windows 8â€™s capabilities that have been built with touch screens in mind.
Originally posted on December 6, 2011 @ 12:26 pm