“We have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world that would be your first computing device. We are a computing company, we have to take advantage of that form factor,” HP CEO Meg Whitman told Fox Business News.
The news comes as HP is coming off of a flat third quarter in which the company saw a drop in sales for its PCs and printers. HP was previously rumored to be working on an all-touch smartphone codenamed Stingray for its webOS operating system.
Consequently, SlashGear has come up with a report in which the folk over there have claimed that they spotted the HP Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the a recent GLBenchmark set of test results, where a device code-named Bender has HP branding sitting right on top of it.
“With Android 4.0.4 in the benchmark, HP smartphone will come to the market –with a screen boasting 1366 x 720 pixel resolution display along with 1.5GHz on each of its Snapdragon CPU cores,” said the report.
Have a look at the leaked benchmark pictures, courtesy SlashGear.
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