PC manufacturing giant HP has been reported to once again enter into the smartphone business. Sources of Phonearena reports the rendering of the Hp Smartphone and also puts forwards the quotes from the HP Senior Director Yam Su Yin was said that the company was planning on returning to the smartphone business with a unique model.
The executive was quoted as saying that "HP has to be in the game". The statement was made early this month. If the report is to be believed, HP would really make an impact on the smartphone market.
Moreover, many PC manufacturers have been seen extending their interest in the smartphone business. We have already seen Dell, Lenovo and Acer and HP entering into the market would add to a better competition altogether.
Going by the HP's take on smartphone, It had built the HP Pre 3, a touchscreen slider smartphone that used webOS. It was powered by a snapdragon processor, and came with a 3.6-inch screen. It was then the successor to the Palm Pre 2 and earlier Pre and Pre Plus models.
However, the shortlived HP Pre 3 was eventually dumped by HP in 2011 after a limited European release of the device and HP no longer owns webOS as well. It was sold to LG in February for use on the Korean manufacturer's television sets. Consequently HP as of now uses Android on its 7 inch HP Slate 7 tablet and reports suggest that Android will also be featuring in the Palo Alto based firm's new smartphone.
However, there are no information regarding the specs and pricing of the upcoming handset from HP and no hints are available suggesting the date of availability. Moreover, the only thing that can be speculated as of now is that it will probably be powered by Android and could possibly feature Snapdragon processor like its predecessor.
Moreover, the HP's upcoming smartphone may take a chance to upgrade the same Pre 3 into a competitive smartphone basicially suitable for trending market.