Meg Whitman confirms HP is working on a smartphone, says it better be done "right than fast"
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 14, 2012, 9:08 AM
phone and tablet efforts with it, we are bugged more by what operating system does HP intend to use.While this is interesting enough, considering that HP just got off that bandwagon recently when it open-sourced Palm's webOS, and discontinued its
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.
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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.
posted on Sep 14, 2012, 9:42 AM 3
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.
posted on Sep 14, 2012, 10:28 AM 0
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