The acquisition of Palm earlier this year will bring HP back to the mobile phone market, according to a recent statement Eric Cador, senior vice president at HP, as part of a professional conference in which he took part. Kador confirmed to the audience That at the beginning of 2011, HP will begin selling cell phones based on the webOS operating system, which it acquired as part of the acquisition of Palm. Before that, HP had announced that it intended to use webOS As the operating system for its tablet computers, Although before that it intended to use Windows 7's Microsoft Office (Microsoft), and now officially announces that it will use it Operating System Even for new smartphones.
HP was once considered Palm as one of the companies controlling PDAs, thanks to its iPaq product line, which at the time included at least some GPS chips. However, as a number of companies began to enter the GPS and smartphone market,HP Decided to withdraw from him eventually, until the purchase of Palm. Yet it is not clear whether HP Launch the phones under its brand name, or use the Palm brand that it owns.
HP has been the leader in sales for the global PC market for the past three years, Acer (Acer), mainly in Europe, and the persistent competition from Dell and Lenovo, especially in East Asia, led it to make the decision to start making smartphones again, if only because all three companies mentioned above intend to launch smartphones in 2011. , With Lenovo intending to do so primarily in China. HP Can not afford, in such a case, to stay out of the picture - a strengthening of competitors competing in the field of smartphones, when-HP Outside the picture, can also lead to a decline in traditional computer sales.