HP Still Years Away From Its Next Smartphone

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Last month, HP’s Meg Whitman got to talking about smartphones, and revealed that even after giving up on webOS and its line of Pre smartphones, the company still had its eyes on the smartphone market, making it clear that HP was interested in getting back into the game at some point down the road. Since then, we’ve talked a little about how HP might be thinking about tackling that venture, and what would be its best bet so far as a new smartphone platform. How long will we have to wait before we find out if we were right or not? We knew it would be awhile, but it’s only now becoming clear just how long the wait might be.

Whitman has now clarified that HP has no expectations that it could have a smartphone ready to go anytime next year. Don’t think that means that 2014 is a sure thing either, as Whitman’s been talking about where HP needs to be in five years’ time, saying that it needs to have a smartphone out by then or risk missing out on some serious sales. So, sometime between 2014 and 2017 for the next HP smartphone? We won’t be holding our breath.

Source: Computerworld UK
Via: BGR

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!