Dell exec slams iPad, predicts downfall due to price, limitations
Dell’s Head of Global Marketing Andy Lark ripped into the iPad and opined that its success will be short lived in a recent interview he gave in Australia, according to PC World.
Lark sniped that he was grateful Apple pushed tablets into the mainstream, but huffed that the inherent limitations to the iPad would be the device’s eventual downfall:
“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 told reporter Lisa Banks.
Lark also cited cost and flexibility in the anti-Apple rant:
“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.”
“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.”
Is this an ivory case containing a second iPad to which he’s referring?