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HP CEO Meg Whitman believes HP has to offer a smartphone

HP looking to make a smartphone, according to CEO Meg Whitman

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Sep 14, 2012 3:28 pm

As is sits right now, HP is mainly a consumer laptop, desktop, and printer company, but CEO Meg Whitman believes that they need to expand into the smartphone market. They recently formed a Mobility business unit, which is set to have a focus on tablets, but it now appears they will be working on at least one smartphone as well.

 

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Speaking to Fox Business News, Meg Whitman gave an explanation about why they need to enter the smartphone market. "We have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world that would be your first computing device," she explained. "We are a computing company, we have to take advantage of that form factor."

 

No specific timetable has been given for when a device would be ready for release, but it appears they may be targeting abroad more than they are the United States. HP already acquired smartphone maker Palm and their WebOS operating system, so it does have a jumping off point. Only time will tell if they make a good device.

NEWS SOURCES:Theverge.com

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