What Dell’s new business tablet means for OEMs

OEM customers are not your usual bunch. They create products on top of Dell’s products, and they are engineers, not IT staff. For OEM customers, Dell’s new Windows tablet is a hot topic, because users are now expecting tablets – thanks to the iPad – even in applications where the iPad is not viable. Carrying around a big laptop is no longer acceptable for applications where mobility is paramount, and neither is staring at a tiny phone screen.

There are plenty of options if you want a Windows 7 device. However, there are not many options for customers who want a tier-1 manufactured tablet with world wide support and availability. If you want your custom application installed in a highly scalable process, so your product requires minimal setup before you ship them to your customers, outside of Dell’s CFI process you have few choices.

If you want to run Microsoft Embedded licensed operating systems that boot straight to your current Windows 7 application with little to no rework required, Dell is the only tier-1 manufacturer that can help you.

With the creative uses we saw of the Streak, I can only imagine what OEM’s customers will dream up next. Have questions around tablets as part of your solution, contact our dedicated OEM team.

Additional Resources:

Dell.com Latitude ST Launch blog

Latitude ST Product page

 

Josh Neland

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2 Comments

  1. I just ordered a Dell Computer on-line and the Dell Computer company is shipping me a lesser computer then what I ordered on-line. I spent 6 hours on the telephone with 7 Dell Employee’s asking them why I am not being sent the computer that I purchased. What should I do next?

    By: carol bain on October 31st, 2011 at 8:40 pm
  2. Carol – I’m sorry to hear about your experience. Please contact sos@dell.com or on twitter @dellcares to resolve your issue.

    By: Samantha Needham on November 1st, 2011 at 2:23 pm

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