HP fervently denies it is making a Windows Phone
0. phoneArena 17 Sep 2013, 00:31 posted on
A few days ago, we heard a rumor that HP could be getting back into the smartphone game, and that the company might be looking to Microsoft's platform to do so. However, the word directly from HP's public relations firm looks to make it quite clear that is not the case. The rumor may not be true, but it is certainly interesting how forceful HP is with its denial...
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1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 603; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
HP would be better off competing in the WP market than in the Android market... There's still a lot of room for WP to grow, so right now is the time for smart companies to jump on board..
3. timukh (Posts: 59; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
true! right now android market is overflowing with devices from 100s of various companies! so unless they have something ground-breaking tech, they will go unnoticed!
4. boosook (Posts: 605; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
That's what people used to say about Nokia, and we know how it ended...
5. timezone (Posts: 35; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
It ended good with Nokia making double digits in numerous countries. It takes time to break into an entrenched market like the US. The only successful Android company is Samsung. Even Motorola phones now under Google's hands are not fairing well.
Nokia was a company that was unable to wait for full success to arrive. A stronger Nokia could have weathered the storm and made it with the windows phone. Looking at where Nokia is and where the other Android manufactures are today like HTC...I'll take Nokia.
2. snowgator (Posts: 3015; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
After their destruction of WebOS, with an assist from Palm as they went belly-up, I might forgive them if they came into the game with a WP.
Much more likely they dip their toes in the water with Android. No sure thing, but it is an easier sell right now. I love me some WP, but Android will get them more headlines and the "mainstream" press which doesn't follow tech as hard will just judge them on the hardware side of things.
6. jsdechavez (Posts: 651; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
HP makes excellent Windows 8 computers.. They could complement that with Windows Phones if they like. But probably it's their partnerships with Nokia that's stopping them.