Dell To Enter Wearable Tech Arena

Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE), and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) would be the logical companies to look to when it comes to what can only be called the inevitability of wearable technology, but Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), apparently, would like to be included in that list. I’m quite confident when I say that wearable technology is the next big thing in computing. While something else may emerge, I couldn’t endeavor to guess what that might be offhand. Google Glass, when it’s released, should open the floodgates.

Dell To Enter Wearable Tech Arena

Dell Muscling Into Wearable Technology

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL)’s global vice-president of personal computing, Sam Burd, had no hesitation in saying that Dell was looking at wearable technology and that the company intended to join the aforementioned technology giants in this new arena.

“Looking ahead five years, we expect devices and form factors to continue to change. There will still be a need for ‘static’ computing on desktops, but there will be a real need for mobile devices,” he suggested.

Burd added, “There’s a lot of discussion about how that fits into wearable devices like we’ve seen with Google Glass and watches. We’re looking at a world of lots of connected devices.”

Dell CEO Predicts Fewer Game Changers

Burd also believes that the iPad and the invention of the tablet may have been the last truly game changing piece of computing that he expects to see in his lifetime. While this may seem shortsighted and give pause to Dell’s stakeholders, I’m not sure that he’s wrong.

While the moon landing was impressive, it hardly got anyone near Mars.

“I don’t see any magic new form factor like the iPad – I don’t think anybody saw how that was going to change devices,” Burd said.

He continued, “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 (smart) watch on your wrist – that’s pretty interesting, pretty appealing.”

Dell Moving Beyond Boardroom Battles

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL)’s innovation has taken a backseat to its boardroom battles and troubles over the last few years, and the name has consequently suffered. Some of these struggles were certainly brought on by Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), but it’s refreshing to see Dell looking towards the future rather than staying mired in uncertainty regarding its future.



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