Meg Whitman announced that HP makes its own smartphone
“This time we have to get it right,” said the president of HP, Meg Whitman, to announce that his company is poised to develop its own smartphone.
Last time HP tried to break into the mobile phone market, the result was a resounding failure. The company bought Palm in 2010 with the intention of using the webOS operating system in all kinds of products. The following year, HP made webOS open source initiative .
Two years after the acquisition of Palm, HP is ready to make another attempt, which according to Whitman, this time it should be. Such is the essence in an interview by the chief executive of HP to Fox Business, which revealed that the company is “working on”. “Actually, we are in the need for smartphones.
In many parts of the world, is the first or only device that users have, “said Whitman, adding that the company will devote the necessary time to the project, rather than rushing. Whitman gave no details, which has prompted speculation about the platform for which HP I would bet. In 2011, a sharp decline in sales forced HP to discontinue all production of tablets and smartphones.
The then CEO, Leo Apotheker, decided to ditch webOS, one of the many decisions that were overturned his after his dismissal. His successor, Meg Whitman, chose to turn webOS into open source platform, and since then has referred positively to this operating system, without constituting in itself a guarantee that it will incorporate in its future smartphones . should be noted that HP has a long experience offering operated devices, Windows Mobile, coupled with a long and close cooperation with Microsoft. So no surprise that HP decided to bet on Windows Phone 8 of Microsoft.