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HP will release another smartphone

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 01 Jul 2013 9:47 User comments (8)

HP will release another smartphone HP is reportedly going to re-enter the smartphone business despite its previous missteps in slicing a piece of the global smartphone pie.
It took a risky shot when it bought Palm for $1.2 billion, which produced devices that ran the much-praised WebOS software. However, in hindsight the move was a costly mistake for HP, but that doesn't mean it is done with smartphones just yet.

HP Senior Director Consumer PC and Media Tablets Asia Pacific, Yam Su Yin, was asked whether or not the company would release another smartphone.

"The answer is yes but I cannot give a timetable. It would be silly if we say no. HP has to be in the game," she said.

She also said that HP was focused on all segments, including tablet PCs, notebook PCs and all-in-ones.

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8 user comments

11.7.2013 12:22

Stick with PCs and Servers.............Hp should engage in what it KNOWS and not what it 'wants' to know.

They will fail at this!

21.7.2013 13:59

That logic is seriously flawed. No one, whether an individual or organization, can expect to succeed for long by resting on their laurels.

31.7.2013 16:18

Originally posted by Bozobub:
That logic is seriously flawed. No one, whether an individual or organization, can expect to succeed for long by resting on their laurels.
exactly- look at Apple...that argument is so apropos.

41.7.2013 20:52

Ok, so what is HP advantage in here when even classy Nokia is failing and falling apart?

52.7.2013 11:38

While you certainly should observe other companies' success or failure at a given venture and learn from it, you should NOT let that be the only thing that drives your decisions for your own company. Otherwise, in my opinion you're essentially enslaving yourself to the decisions of their organization, nothing more. Just because Nokia is imploding, doesn't mean HP cannot succeed in this venture.

Now, I don't actually think HP is agile enough to pull this off BUT... If they do, the advantages are quite obvious. The smartphone and tablet market is growing rapidly, while the traditional PC market is shrinking.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Jul 2013 @ 11:41

62.7.2013 12:33

you do great in Pc world you should stick to it

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Jul 2013 @ 12:36

72.7.2013 12:42

I use the WebOs Pre 3. I really love it and wish hp gave it some more love.
That being said I do think HP has a shot in this venture if the hardware is there.

82.7.2013 14:11

Originally posted by sob7y:
you do great in Pc world you should stick to it

Er, no. HP is not doing so great in the PC world. Nor are PCs currently a growth market. You need to read up a bit more.

Whether or not HP has the corporate "mojo" to pull this off, the idea itself has undeniable merit.

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