However, here's the problem, its other OEM partner, chip giant Intel ( INTC), in its most recent quarter announced not only sequential revenue growth of 5%, but remarkably, its PC revenue rose a respectable 4%. So how is it that Intel can see somewhat moderate growth in PCs, but Dell can only produce double-digit declines?During Dell's announcement, its CFO Brian Gladden was quoted as saying: "The revenue deterioration we saw during the quarter was clearly above anything we expected." I think that admission should be cause for concern for any investor who is long Dell. The company is now banking on a rebound upon the release of Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system. Dell is hoping that Windows 8 will be compelling enough to persuade consumers back into the realm of the PC and steal some of the spotlight from Apple. I think this is too much of a wager -- particularly for a company so entrenched in the enterprise. This is why I think buying Research in Motion makes the most sense, if Dell truly wants to compete with not only Apple, but also Google and Amazon ( AMZN). Dell tried this once with its Streak tablet. Granted it was anything but successful, but what it means is that it has the existing platform in place to make a RIM acquisition work. But alas, this may not be an option, at this point. The company needs to reinvent itself in a way that IBM ( IBM) once did, by letting go of what it knew and venturing into an area where it can lead. This is Dell's new reality. If nothing else, Dell should make a pre-emptive move to block IBM, Microsoft or even Hewlett-Packard from stealing RIM away, as it makes perfect sense for each of them. For that matter, it also makes sense for Facebook ( FB). In RIM, not only will Dell be able to leverage its existing enterprise presence, it will acquire assets such as RIM's BB10 software, a growing music service as well as RIM's Mobile Fusion, a product that supports the collaboration of enterprise mobile devices, even that of competing models such as iPhones and Android devices. Dell becomes relevant again.