Does it still make sense for HP to re-enter the smartphone market, and how could they do it?
henyfoxe 1 year ago
A little over a year after HP killed Palm and put webOS out to pasture in 2011, CEO Meg Whitman has been talking about HP introducing a new smartphone as an important part of the company's future. To be fair, the decision to throw webOS on the trash heap was made by former CEO Leo Apotheker, not Whitman. HP released Open webOS 1.0 in September, so HP's mobile OS is now open source. Could they try to emulate Android? That seems like a pretty tough row to hoe. Manufacturing smartphones and tablets that run on other company's OSes hasn't been a sure path to success, just ask Nokia. I personally think the ship has sailed. Microsoft has made it clear they it is committed to the mobile market, Apple has the high end locked up pretty well, and Google (LG, Samsung, HTC, et al) have the other 75% of the world market well in hand. Oh, I almost forgot, there is still RIM with its proprietary OS and hardware.
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