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Seriously? HP CEO Says Company Has “To Ultimately Offer a Smartphone”

by Todd Haselton | September 14, 2012September 14, 2012 9:00 am PST

Oh HP, you really are a silly company to watch sometimes. If you remember, HP bought Palm and then famously killed all of its Pre devices running the webOS operating system. Now, HP says it has to get back into the smartphone game. CEO Meg Whitman recently sat down in an interview with Fox and explained exactly why the company needs to get back into the mobile market.

“We have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world that would be your first computing device,” Whitman said. “We are a computing company, we have to take advantage of that form factor.” It’s possible HP will resurrect webOS, although it will need to do a much better job at getting products to market before they’re already stale. As much as I loved webOS, maybe HP should team up with Microsoft and work on Windows Phone devices.

[via The Verge, Fox]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...