HP picks at Dell’s bones

“Dell has a very tough road ahead. The company faces an extended period of uncertainty and transition that will not be good for its customers. And with a significant debt load, Dell’s ability to invest in new products and services will be extremely limited. Leveraged buyouts tend to leave existing customers and innovation at the curb. We believe Dell’s customers will now be eager to explore alternatives, and HP plans to take full advantage of that opportunity.”

That’s cold.

  • Samsung & company did the same thing when HP buried webOS devices…

  • JohnDoey

    This is like American Motors telling people they shouldn’t buy from Hudson because they might go out of business. Or like when Nokia talks down to RIM.

    But when the Windows PC market is shrinking fast and all you make is Windows PC’s, the only way to maintain sales is for another vendor to get out of the market.

    True, Dell has almost no chance of making it to the end of 2015, but neither does HP.

    Every day we hear about another company that just bought 10,000 iPads. Those orders used to be for 10,000 Dell or HP hurtstations (no typo.)

    • matthewmaurice

      I think HP has a 100% chance of making it through 2015. The sheer inertia of a company that big gives it at least five years more runway. Of course it will be an [even more] unpleasant time for most HP employees.

    • gjgustav

      I think you underestimate Dell’s market.

  • MacsenMcBain

    “Tell Mike it was only business. I always liked him.”

  • matthewmaurice

    This has Meg Whitman’s fingerprints all over it.

  • “Leave the laptop. Take the cannoli.”