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HP smartphone still a while away: Mesaros

HP smartphone still a while away: Mesaros

Vendor definitely will launch one, but there is no time frame on the cards

Hewlett-Packard (HP) print and personal systems (PPS) Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) boss, Robert Mesaros, has confirmed that a HP smartphone is not on the cards just yet.

HP chief executive officer (CEO), Meg Whitman, has already announced the vendor “ultimately has to offer a smartphone,” in an interview with <i>Fox Business</i> (as reported by Engadget), although not much else has been revealed on that front.

In the same interview, which took place in September 2012, Whitman also said, “we have to take advantage of the form factor,” and admitted HP has taken a detour in doing so.

In addition, she revealed that HP has no plans to introduce a smartphone in 2013, “but we’ve got to start thinking about what is our unique play,” as reported by TechRadar.

Mesaros reaffirmed this roadmap in stating that, “short term, it’s all about tablets”.

He said HP is working to launch a range of tablets and hybrid devices of various shapes and sizes based on both Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system and Google’s Android platform.

As such, smartphones are still not part of HP’s short-term strategy, but “you’ll definitely see [HP] emerging with a smartphone strategy in the future.”

Mesaros did not provide a time frame, which, again, is no update from Whitman’s previous comments.


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