(Reuters) – Google Inc’s new Chrome PC may meet with chilly demand from China as tensions between Beijing and the search giant curb the latter’s offerings and as netbook sales slowly fall off the cliff in the world’s second largest PC market. Google’s laptops, promote Web-centric computing where people use online applications instead of software loaded onto PCs, are expected to ship in the middle of next year. But the focus on cloud computing and Google’s tussle with Beijing earlier this year over censorship and hacking could make it difficult for the operating system to replicate the success of Google’s
Dell enters Cloud Computing and Tablet PC market in 2011 HONG KONG (Reuters) – Dell Inc, the world’s No.2 PC maker, expects to launch a significant number of tablet PC models next year, its chief executive said on Tuesday, drawing the product’s growing popularity since the launch of Apple Inc’s iPad. Speaking at an event in Hong Kong, Michael Dell added that it was easier to develop smartphones on a platform using Microsoft’s Windows operating system than using Google’s popular free Android system. Dell also said the company would make an announcement later on Tuesday related to cloud computing.