Sam Burd, global vice president for Dell told the Guardian the company is “exploring ideas in that space”.
More specifically, Dell is considering wearable computing devices as an innovative move towards remaining relevant to their consumers while the PC market wanes.
“There are challenges in cost, and how to make it a really good experience, but the piece that’s interesting is that computers are getting smaller. Having a watch on your wrist - that’s pretty interesting, pretty appealing,” said Burd.
Burd said that should the transition to mobile be complete in five years, he believes there will still be a need for “static” computers or personal computers.
Furthermore Burd said he believes the future will include various connected devices, meaning consumers will own and use multiple gadgets linked to each other. He believes this is more likely that a new single device as revolutionary as the first iPad.
“There’s a lot of discussion about how that fits into wearable devices like we’ve seen with Google Glass and watches. We’re looking at a world of lots of connected devices. 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,” said Burd.