HP Ceo Meg Whitman kills HP smartphone rumors for 2013

In a recent meeting with analysts, HP CEO Meg Whitman made a statement that effectively kills all rumors of an HP smartphone for 2013. "We don't have any plans to introduce a smartphone in 2013," said Whitman, even though she is well aware of the fact that her company may have to ultimately offer one eventually. What this means is that HP may release a smartphone and perhaps even a new tablet running webOS some time in the near future. For now, though, it seems that the company wants to focus on other opportunities.

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  • HP is reportedly on a hiring spree at the moment in order to bring Palm's old webOS operating system back to life.

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What this means for the development of a smartphone and proprietary tablet remains to be seen - Luke Brown, Tech Radar  
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Hewlett-Packard has no plans to launch a smartphone next year.

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On top of adding costs and working capital burdens to an already stressed balance sheet, there could be additional write-offs.

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Whitman doesn't expect HP to have a smartphone ready any time soon.