HP getting ready to ‘aggressively attack’ smartphones and tablets... with Android devices?

HP getting ready to ‘aggressively attack’ smartphones and tablets... with Android devices?
We’ve recently heard Hewlett Packard’s chief executive Meg Whitman say that the company will after all offer a new smartphone, and now reports have surfaced that this time around HP is betting on the most prolific smartphone platform, Android.

HP will “aggressively attack” both the smartphone and tablet markets, according to Jefferies analyst Peter Misek recent note to investors.

HP’s last attempt to enter the mobile space was a short-lived one. Just around a month after it launched the webOS-based HP TouchPad, the company pulled the plug on webOS, cancelled its HP Pre 3 project, all under the strong influence of then CEO Leo Apotheker.

Newly appointed Meg Whitman seems to renew HP’s somewhat lost focus in consumer products and the mobile industry and we can only hope the company brings a great Android device, competition is always welcome. Do you think it stands a chance against the big names like Samsung, though? What would it take?

source: ZDNet



1. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Ho android touchpad ...count me in

2. jed27

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Well, it is HP. So, I guess they should have a built in printer on their phones.. And doorstep delivery when it runs out of ink!

4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

I doubt this very seriously...HP can barely deliver a decent laptop or pc without costing an arm & leg...so even think about smartphones is hilarious...Leave this to Microsoft in there struggle with getting Windows phones in the market. Let the HP Touchpad tablet be an example!! HP entered and left the tablet market in 6 months. I think it will be less in the smarphone world!

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

You kidding? HP is the mass market king of PCs. Definitely a lot better than Dell or Emachine or the other major player in the field. Now as far as premium PCs, some companies do outdo HP, but in the low and mid markets they dominate because their machines tend to be the best in their price ranges. I've been an HP guy since 2003 when I got a Compaq machine, then got another in 2009, and now have a new one in 2012 and still have the one from 2009, using it as an HTPC now.

9. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

What? HP mid range laptops are laughable at best, they heat like crazy, ASUS dominates the mid-range, not HP.

12. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

Well Im not familiar with Laptops quite as much as Desktops. Their desktops are great.

6. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 2012

The only problem is HP is not known for its build quality in the notebook segment...hope they can up the game in the mobile segment. By the way adnroid is always a good choice...scratch that its the best!

8. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

full hd 5,15" screen, vanilla android, cortex a15 2gb ram, big battery, under 150grams very vell polished, good build quality, awailable in every country via hp online shop it could work

10. OhSo3D

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 22, 2011

I waiting on the Envy x2, that's a beautiful piece of hardware. (:

11. webOSlove unregistered

Hopefully, there new Android device has better hardware than the Veer and Pre 3.

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