Meg Whitman confirms HP is working on a smartphone, says it better be done "right than fast"

Meg Whitman confirms HP is working on a smartphone, says it better be done
HP's new CEO Meg Whitman is apparently not willing to go down without a fight in the smartphone arena. Asked in an interview with a business news outlet, she commented that HP "ultimately has to offer a smartphone", and that they are "working on it". She also said "my mantra to the team is better right than faster".

While this is interesting enough, considering that HP just got off that bandwagon recently when it open-sourced Palm's webOS, and discontinued its phone and tablet efforts with it, we are bugged more by what operating system does HP intend to use.

Close ties with Microsoft are a traditional stronghold for HP, but they said no to Windows RT tablets, and will only be making Win 8 slates, for example. HP is pretty far removed from Google and Android, and trying to resurrect webOS might be doomed. A whole lot of questions coming out of this interview, hopefully we will get some answers soon.

source: FOXBusiness


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10 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I miss webOS but willing to wait and see what they have to offer.

2. hf199

Posts: 31; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

This is awesome news for us webOS fans! An open sourced webOS phone, YES! It was and sometimes still is ahead of its time. Superior synergy and notifications!

3. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

I want a HP smartphone with Intel processor running on Windows Phone 8!!!

4. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

I want a portrait QWERTY phone, with a keyboard like the old iPaq (BTW why doesnt HP sue Apple for stealing the i. But I digress.. I want it from anyone. If HP made it, then it would be DIFFERENT.. and god knows I am tired of the same rectangle bricks.

5. Hemlocke unregistered

HP doesn't sue because the iPaq was not innovative, nor was it even close to being the first device of its kind. Palm and Apple were in that space before them (Palm's original PDAs and the Apple Newton). The problem with HP, right now, is Meg is so desperate to turn it around that most of what they are churning out is garbage or blatant Apple MBA ripoffs. This company just needs to go quietly into that long goodnight.

6. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Wise statement - a smart woman. Elop, get in the kitchen!

7. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

I'm beginning to think that HP doesn't have a clue what they're doing.

8. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Possibly an android with web os ui,or wp8...

9. myclevername

Posts: 94; Member since: Jun 07, 2010

Anyone else think she looks like Kathy Bates?

10. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i like this story!! i hope webOS the best!!!

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