Dell Suggests That Wearables May Be In Its Future
Sam Burd, Dell's global vice-president of personal computing, told The Guardian that the wearable computing space is one that Dell is actively scoping out. To quote: "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. 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. 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.
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. But the number of [computing] devices per person is exploding."
It's still a mystery as to what (if anything) Dell will reveal in the wearables space, but having one more rival in there can't be a bad thing.