China asked for it and Dell plans to deliver! A low-cost, less-powerful tablet is what will be brought to China by the end of 2013.
Round Rock, Texas-based Dell targeted the Chinese consumer electronics market in particular because they demand cheap. Chinese consumers are willing to sacrifice a bit of quality and power for a lower price tag.
Dell hopes its well-known name will help boosts sales in China to beat out the Apple competition. Fortunately for Dell, according to IDC, the iPad has lost market share in China, slipping to 28% in the second quarter mainly due to the price.
For a tablet made specifically for the Chinese market, what could this mean for electronics recycling?
China absorbs nearly 70% of the world’s e-waste and has been dubbed the graveyard for electronic waste. It is feared that lax standards and regulations for electronics recycling will result in e-waste pollution of land and waterways, causing health risks among the population.
However, China continues to improve electronics recycling standards and management systems, encouraging awareness of responsible recycling. There is a huge Chinese market for certified electronics recycling organizations and e-waste disposal equipment manufacturers. It is expected that by 2017, the profit of China’s e-waste disposal industry will exceed 1 billion USD (10 billion CNY).
HOBI International and other R2-certified ITAD and IT asset management organizations partner with responsible disposal and data erasure companies to ensure the best practices for electronics recycling and data security.