Dell says wants to be top Asian PC brand by 2011

TAIPEI, May 29 (Reuters) - Dell Inc DELL.O, the world's No. 2 PC brand, aspires to be Asia's top PC brand in 3 years if the economy picks up, a senior executive said on Friday.

“I’m not making a projection, I’m setting an aspiration,” Steve Felice, president of small and medium businesses at Dell, told a teleconference with reporters.

“I see a way there, we need some help from a healthy economy, but we’re going to push the teams to drive for that.”

Dell narrowly beat analysts’ expectations for sharply reduced profit on Thursday, but gave little comfort to investors looking for signs of a quick turnaround in the PC sector. [ID:nN28362922]

Reporting by Kelvin Soh; Editing by Jonathan Hopfner