Dell to roll out iPad rival

Dell StreakWith Apple having sold its one millionth iPad last month, Dell says it will roll out its 5-inch-screen rival tablet — The Streak — next month in England in in the U.S. later in the summer.  It will run on Google‘s open-source Android operating system.  School of Management Professor N. Venkat Venkatraman, chairman of the Information Systems Department, asks what Dell can do to differentiate and win, beyond a lower price point which depends on scale.

“More interesting question is, how will these Android-powered tablets perform against Apple iPad?  That is the real battleground.”

Contact N. Venkat Venkatraman, 617-353-7117, venkat@bu.edu

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