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Meg Whitman says HP will ultimately have to offer a smartphone

By Shawn Knight ยท 7 replies
Sep 14, 2012
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  1. Rumors of an Amazon smartphone and even one from Facebook have been littering tech sites for quite some time but now it appears that another tech giant is focusing their attention on mobile. During an interview on the Fox Business...

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  2. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 807   +349

    How can they think about "starting" to offer smartphones if they already did 10 years ago?

    I had one of these and it was pretty darn good for the time http://www.gsmarena.com/hp_ipaq_h6315-1309.php

    Even today it's battery probably will still last longer than my brand new Galaxy S3
  3. SCJake

    SCJake TS Rookie Posts: 80

    Great... thats exactly what us tech guys need. another cheap device that sells millions soley on the purpose that its dirt cheap, but uses all proprietary software and needs to be wiped out of the box only to find that the proprietary software is needed to make anything work right. Working tech support has turned me off of hp so bad I dont think ill ever go back.
  4. leigh007

    leigh007 TS Rookie

    Go for Windows Phone, Meg!
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 13,018   +1,561

    An also ran company proposing to create another also ran smartphone in a market already saturated with too many variations. Marketing 101: find a need and fill it - - corollary, don't compete in a saturated market.

    This is a CEO speaking?
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  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,513   +5,077

    Thats the kicker is it not? Unless HP can suddenly get innovative to fill the need slot, there is no where for them to go that is not saturated with competition.
  7. Given how quick HP was to toss out WebOS, I don't think I'd trust them with anything new. And really, how would hardware from HP differ from so many other companies out their now? Would YOU be excited to get an HP phone?
  8. leigh007

    leigh007 TS Rookie

    It depends. There is still plenty of room to innovate.

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