Quick Note: No HP Smartphone in 2013
October 4, 2012 12:06 PM
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HP will fall further behind in the smartphone game
HP CEO Meg Whitman's comments last month
stating that her company needed to get [back] into the smartphone market in order to be successful on the global stage? While Whitman is certainly open to the idea of releasing another HP-branded smartphone, it's not coming any time soon.
"We don't have any plans to introduce a smartphone in 2013, but we've got to start thinking about what is our unique play, how do we capture this element of the personal computing market," said Whitman yesterday during a briefing on the company’s 2013 outlook.
The defunct HP Palm Pre 3
The fact that Whitman and HP are still trying to wrap their heads around what makes a successful smartphone is quite troubling. Apple and Google already have the market cornered with iOS and Android respectively in the smartphone game.
increasingly becoming a non-factor in the smartphone business
, but it hopes to turn its fortunes around with BB10. And Microsoft has gone from being a frontrunner with its Windows Mobile operating system has
become an also-ran with the Windows Phone platform
Whitman went on to add, "I believe that five years from now, if we don't have a smartphone or whatever the next generation of that device is, we'll be locked out of a huge segment of the population in many countries of the world."
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10/4/2012 6:36:27 PM
"I think it would be interesting to see them try to leverage WebOS. As many will attest, it was/is a highly compelling mobile platform."
I wish... Web OS, polished up like "project butter"ish on modern hardware would be my dream OS... Or, just Android with WebOS's UI and multitasking.
"What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." -- Michael Dell, after being asked what to do with Apple Computer in 1997
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