Apple’s much-rumored “iWatch” smart watch is expected to face stiff competition from similar devices from Samsung, Google, Microsoft, and LG. Now a new competitor is said to be considering throwing its hat into the ring: Dell.
Dell’s global VP of personal computing, Sam Burd, has revealed to The Guardian that the company is “exploring” the idea of “wearable computing” in an effort to keep its PC business alive.
“The piece that’s interesting is that computers are getting smaller. Having a watch on your wrist – that’s pretty interesting, pretty appealing,” Burd said, admitting that there are challenges in both cost, and how to make “a really good experience.”
While Burd expects wearable tech to be huge in the coming years, he doesn’t see a disruptive product like Apple’s iPad coming along to dominate the market place.
“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.”
Dell hasn’t made an official announcement about a “wearable computing” device as yet, so file this one under “rumors to watch.”