HP device appears in benchmark details with Android under the hood

HP device appears in benchmark details with Android under the hood
In no time after we see HP’s CEO Meg Whitman talk to Fox Business about plans to re-enter the smartphone market, we see an HP smartphone appear in a GLBenchmark list of test results.

Codenamed Bender, the device is running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It is also packing a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a screen resolution of 1366 x 720.

It is possible that HP is simply testing the platform for other applications, and this information is not enough to draw a complete conclusion. It may also be an indication that HP intends to join the Android platform and have that OS pick up where webOS was handed its hat and kicked to the curb. The latter seems more likely now that webOS is open-source and being spun off as a separate company called Gram.

HP has never enjoyed wide commercial success with its mobile handsets, although some have been capable devices during their era, such as the iPAQ 600  and iPAQ Glisten. Their half-hearted attempt to leverage the wonderful webOS platform was cut short before it even got off the ground. No doubt, there are some webOS purists that would be disappointed to learn that it looks like the breakup is forever.

What do you think?  Is there room in the market for another player?  Does HP have what it will take to compete in this segment?

source: Slashgear




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24 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

bring it on........all are welcome :)

2. SleepingOz unregistered

Business-centric Android devices? HP is back, well I hope.

3. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

I hope its alcohol powered and is 40% zinc.

5. Aeires unregistered

You fighting a cold?

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

epic reply......LOL

11. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Bender Bending Rodriguez. I guess no one else watches cartoons. :(

14. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Bender from futrama?

16. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

Yeah man!

25. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Best name for a cartoon character... ever! I love bender (and futurama for that matter)!

4. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Awesome!!! Hp + Android ICS = Recipe for success!!!

6. Angkor

Posts: 108; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Display resolution is similar to iPhone 5 but don't know how many inches.

7. li0nh3art

Posts: 29; Member since: Aug 05, 2012

Its 1366 x 720 idiot, not 1,136 x 640

22. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Some users have difficulty in distinguishing ... who said it? Was it APPLE ? :D

9. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

look apple all will become simulated and converted to the all mighty green army

10. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

Android + WebOS skin=amazing

12. mrllano

Posts: 91; Member since: Aug 20, 2012

Very much welcome! Hoping for a new design

13. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

All I can say is that every thing that HP touched turned to crap. They had Compaq Pocket PC a very nice device, and I bought one when it 1st hit the scene from Compaq, The Compaq Pocket PC was the 1st true miniature mobile pc. They f'd that up completely, and dissolved Compaq for it's business network. They f their personal computer line to the point they wanted to sell it off the earlier part of this year. Then they f'd up the Palm venture, and screwed web OS. They blow in the tech department, and Meg Whitman has no F/N clue about tech and how to run a tech company. Just ask the Web OS guys if you don't believe this! They are just hoping to throw some s**t on the wall and hope it sticks to get traction to lift their sorry company out of the ditch that they are in. To run a tech company the CEO must be a Techie, and the company must be innovative, and make cutting edge products. I don't see any thing out side of printers that they made that were cutting edge period. Oh yeah way back in the day they made cutting edge calculators. All I can say is I can't wait to see what they are cooking up now.

17. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I am so happy to see 3 idiots thumb this statement down. The statement that I made is true. LOL Go investigate what I said and stick your thumbs up your own arse's when you find out that I reported the truth. Meg Whitman is an idiot, and if you don't believe it look at what she did to Ebay. Amazon is way ahead of Ebay, because they don't F the sellers or the buyers! A tech company needs a techie as its leader like Apple and Steve Jobs. Check out Google's rise to stardom. They were started by Techies, and are still run by techie's instead of a CEO that cut's the work force to pass savings to the stock holder, and cut's R&D for growth.

21. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Oh my friend, if you could only see the things we are building behind closed doors. Wait 6 months an re-evaluate your statement.

23. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

I sincerely hope so for your sake. I own HP printer and NX9420 note book. I have not seen any cutting edge technology from you guys since the color laser ink jet printer. No matter what I have said or what you now think you know what I have said is true. Be a leader and make me want more than just a printer! The last I remember reading was that you guys were faulting MS for not coming out with a cutting edge Windows product that was innovative. Blame your selves for not doing what Compaq did when they introduced the Pocket PC. Come up with a COMPLETELY NEW LEADING EDGE TECHNOLOGY, AND PRODUCT. You have a Brand name that every one trust, but lately products have been stale and copy cat style. Be bold innovative and lead with new and different products please!

15. u-suck-more

Posts: 529; Member since: Aug 26, 2011

this might be interesting~

19. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Thing is....those of us with love for WebOS still have utter distain for HP. The LIES over the pre3 have insured I will never purchase another HP product as long as I live. Ever. Alienate your "base", see how far you get in business. Two weeks ago I found myself in the printer aisle at Best Buy. It gives me great pleasure to report that I bought a Cannon. Cheaper ink cartridges too!

20. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

PS... this from someone who had a pre and a pre plus and who STILL has a pre2 on my plan. I pay for Moms phone and she won't give it up. Now when the crap hardware gives out, I buy unlocked from Amazon. Shrug. Btw....she is excited by the 920. Getting one for her as soon as I can.

24. Univice

Posts: 39; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

Yeah they'll sell it at cost to get you to buy it, then find something you have to replace often on it or in it to keep it working at an exorbitant price, even if you don't use it or you have bought extra it will go out of date so you'll have to buy more... like their inkjet printers.

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