How does a HP branded smartphone sound to you? I am quite sure that those of us out there who are more concerned about reliability might prefer a brand name that has fared far better than HP in the smartphone industry, such as the likes of Samsung, Apple, Nokia or LG. Well, if you love rooting for the underdog always, and want to give something different a try, HP might have just the thing for you.
An alleged HP smartphone was leaked out earlier this week, and it certainly seemed to jive with what HP Senior Director Yam Su Yin mentioned earlier this month, that HP intends to make a return to the smartphone business by introducing a unique model. The executive was even quoted, that “HP has to be in the game.” Do you think you will pick up a HP branded smartphone when the time comes?
HP Tablets Could Be Rebranded Huawei Devices
HP has indulged in the tablet market for quite a number of years already, although they have not exactly been the most successful of companies in this particular niche. This time around, it does look as though HP will be preparing a couple of new tablets – that do seem to obtain a strong influence from Huawei, so much so that they could very well be just rebranded devices.
HP Slatebook 10 X2 Rumors Appear
HP could be working on a spanking new high end Android-powered tablet which they have seen fit to call the HP SlateBook 10 X2. Of course, this is a particularly new piece of tech which was first picked up by the good people over at TabTech of Germany, courtesy of an AnTuTu benchmark. The HP SlateBook 10 X2 does seem to come with a 10” display of unknown resolution count, where it will be accompanied by a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor that has been clocked at 1.8GHz, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean in tow.
No idea on pricing or availability of the HP SlateBook 10 X2 though, but then again, it would not be the first of such devices to be announced by what was once a major computer manufacturing force in the world, since we have been acquainted with the Windows 8-powered HP Envy X2 before this. We do, however, hope to hear and see more about the HP SlateBook 10 X2 in due time.
HP will not roll out any smartphones in 2013
We all know just how competitive the smartphone market can be, and it is a dog-eat-dog world out there, having seen our fair share of “fallen comrades”, so to speak. Well, HP was once a force to be reckoned with in the world of smartphones, what with the Palm brand being under their watchful eye. I do admit that the Palm Pre with webOS was a decent handset and operating system by all means, but unfortunately, it just did not manage to capture the imagination of the masses along the way. HP CEO Meg Whitman was overheard saying that HP will need to make significant progress in the world of smartphones within the next 5 years, and if they failed to do so, HP could find themselves in the unenviable position of being “locked out of a huge segment of the population in many countries of the world.”
Apart from that, Whitman also mentioned , “We don’t have any plans to introduce a smartphone in 2013, but we’ve got to start thinking about what is our unique play, how do we capture this element of the personal computing market?”