HP to Dell: Printers are not PCs

Dell is launching a new line of color laser printers in direct competition to HP.
Can Dell do for printers what it has done for computers? Apparently Dell thinks so but not HP.

eWeek writes HP’s executive vice president of imaging and printing, Vyomesh Joshi (left), said he is unfazed by Dell’s printer moves.
“The business model here is different from the PC model,” Joshi told eWEEK earlier this summer. “In the PC model, you have Intel [Corp.] and Microsoft [Corp.] innovating, and their technology and innovation is accessible to all vendors. There is no equivalent on the printing side. So Dell has to rely on a partner,” said Joshi. “Most of the market share they gain is at the cost of their partner, Lexmark [International Inc.].”