Michael Dell doesn't see smartphones as a threat to PC

There are some people in the tech industry who believe the days of the PC are coming to the end, thanks to the growing popularity of smartphones and tablet devices. A person who doesn't believe that, naturally enough, is Dell founder and current CEO Michael Dell. PCWorld.com reports that during an address in India on Monday, Dell said, "If you were going off to college and could only have one device, you would choose the PC over a smartphone or a tablet."

One of the problems with smartphones is that while they have web browsers for Internet access, their small screens can sometimes be a cause of frustration in terms of reading material on web sites. Indeed, Dell said that viewing sites on a smartphone screen was like looking through "a peephole". He added, "So think of these small mobile devices as creating the next wave of users who will want larger-screen devices."

While Dell may not see smartphones as a big threat to the PC business, he did say that Dell would be making some smartphone related announcements "soon". The company hasn't had much luck with selling smartphones and tablets in the past.

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