An interview with Dell reveals that Android tablets are selling like hotcakes all around the world but not in the USA. No matter. The USA’s hang-ups are the world’s gain because production is limited on the supply-side. China will likely absorb more than the USA could anyway.
“Dell will launch its highly anticipated 10-inch tablet in the Chinese market first, based on a emerging belief that the U.S. market isn’t mature enough for a successful Android launch, Dell executives told CNET today.”
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The world can make its own IT and does not need to accept the USA’s penchant for supplying products only from M$ and Apple. It’s a sad commentary that the country that led in technological innovation globally in IT for decades is becoming a fearful, confused, child-like entity in its old age. Is there Alzheimer’s for IT markets? Whatever happened to entrepreneurial spirit and risk-taking? In a global market he who hesitates loses. Dell has excellent products and refuses to sell them through its global channels. Does Dell have no salesmen? No imagination? No will? What an amazing spectacle. It’s like a train-wreck in 3D.
“And Thode believes the U.S. consumer isn’t ready yet. The Chinese consumer “is much more savvy” about tablet adoption he said.
Richard Shim, an analyst at DisplaySearch, agrees. “The problem is that you have to educate the consumers about the experience,” he said. Consumers are used to comparing PCs based almost solely on specifications, i.e., price-performance–while tablets have more subtle distinctions based on the tablet’s overall “experience,” Shim said.”