Michael Dell's revelation that he wants to grab 40 per cent of the global PC market has been dismissed by analysts.
Quoted in business daily Taloussanomat, Dell said: "We are now more competitive than ever, and we have a 13 per cent market share. We would one day like to have 40 per cent. To rise to that would be a greater challenge than from zero to 13 per cent."
But Rita Sfeir, a research analyst at IDC, told vnunet.com: "Forty per cent is a massive figure. I can't see that happening in the near term - if at all. I don't think any vendor has ever managed a 40 per cent share of the global PC market."
She said that the question for Dell to address was how long they could maintain their "aggressive stance and low margin". Dell has 10.2 per cent of global sales, according to recent IDC figures.
Dell himself is currently visiting Finland, home to Nokia. The mobile phone leader's management said recently that it aimed to win 40 per cent of the handset market.
"The industry's recovery will not bring growth to everyone. This is the time for the strong to get stronger and the weak to get weaker," said Dell.
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