HP's tryst with a failed tablet is like an option dictionary. The company pressed hard to crack both smartphone as well as tablet market. But the result was so disastrous that the PC maker announced its exit plan from the most lucrative market.
Until now, there is a trend, that PC makers still haven't set tablet and smartphone world by storm. HP, who bought, Palm's WebOS division for USD $1.2 Billion in 2010, is still under a restless mode. Remember HP TouchPad? That tablet went for as low as $99 in the American market before going to coffin. Now HP wants to cancel its early retirement from tablets and smartphones. This year, one could see a possible launch of HP made Android tablet as well as a mythical smartphone.
HP Tablet - A possibility of high-end Android slate
HP is finally diverted his mind towards 'connected devices', as traditional PCs, have fallen very hard on a ground. So, who is helping out HP to release its tablet ambition again? It's Google, after all. According to a report published by Read Write Web, HP won't be making its NVIDIA Tegra 4 powered tablet official at Mobile World Congress, slated to happen in Barcelona, Spain. The NVIDIA Tegra 4 is one of the most advanced mobile processor. It was unveiled early this year at CES 2013. So, HP's upcoming slate could be first tablet to arrive in the tablet that too with NVIDIA Tegra 4 inside.
TheVerge report also say that HP is making a high-end tablet. Naturally, with NVIDIA Tegra 4 processor inside, it will increase the cost of the tablet to some extent. GizBot believe that HP's tablet will arrive with Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie.
HP Smartphone - Another rumor in the making?
HP used to make smartphone running on WebOS. Anyone remember HP Veer? Well, details are pretty sketchy at this moment. But, if HP is investing heavily in tablet sphere, then it must have big plans for smartphones as well. As per the above mentioned report, HP is indeed making a tablet, but its smartphone plans are not known as yet. It could be possible to see HP - branded smartphone this Christmas or early next year.
It is also being said that HP is now rekindling with Goggle, like never before. The recent Chromebook is one indication. Other could be Dell's complete exit from the so -called 'Connected devices'. Dell is not in a position to again adopt Android, under any circumstances. The company officially bids adieu to smartphones and tablets - powered by Android late last year.