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HP will fall further behind in the smartphone game

Remember 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.
 
RIM is 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."

Source: ComputerWorld UK



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RE: True
By iamkyle on 10/4/2012 6:52:53 PM , Rating: 2
They will need to do it sooner or later, especially considering BB10 is going to capture a lot of the 'on the fence' mobile users.


RE: True
By Motoman on 10/5/12, Rating: 0
RE: True
By theapparition on 10/5/2012 9:57:54 AM , Rating: 3
My personal opinion is not many are "waiting" for BB10. Besides the tech universe and a few IT managers, not many even know about BB10.

BB10 might have been a force if released in Jan 2012. But with so little knowledge about it, many potential customers have moved on.

I think it still has a chance, but must completely blow away the competition, much as Apple did with the first iPhone. I don't see that happening.

But that's just my opinion.


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