Dell to focus on expanding sales capacity, emerging markets

NEW YORK Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:42am EDT

Michael Dell Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. arrives at the launch event of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Michael Dell Chairman and CEO of Dell Inc. arrives at the launch event of Windows 8 operating system in New York, October 25, 2012.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dell Inc Chief Executive Michael Dell said in an interview with CNBC on Friday the focus of the company, which he is taking private, will include expanding sales capacity and growing in emerging markets and tablets.

Dell, who won a battle with activist Carl Icahn to win control of the computer company, also said he will shift from a quarterly focus to a "five-year, ten-year focus."

He does not foresee a Dell entry into the cell phone market.

(Reporting by Franklin Paul; and Sinead Carew; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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perilun wrote:
Dell? Used to like Dell 15 years ago – 10 years ago they would fry your lap. Dell has no market value with me. The near future is the entry level laptop is $100 and ultimate laptop is $1000 … without MS Office. Businesses will pay $1000/year per laptop to have someone handle all the issues with minimal biz downtime. Hardware is commodity support still matters.

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