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When Did Tablets and Apple iPad Become Dirty Words?

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http://www.thevarguy.com – During the Dell Q1 2013 earnings call yesterday, the PC giant blamed weak notebook sales on growing competition from tablets. The twist: Dell never uttered the word “tablet” during the earnings call. Instead, Dell blamed “alternative mobile computing devices” for the notebook sales shortfall. Um, when did the word Tablet become a dirty word? On the upside, Dell continues to diversify beyond the PC market — focusing far more on storage, security, networking and even cloud integration platforms for partners. But on the downside, Dell’s overall revenues for Q1 (IT news)