HP CEO Meg Whitman recently revealed the company needs to get back into the smartphone market, but on Wednesday she said it won't happen in 2013 because the company has no plans to release a smartphone this year nor next year.
"We do not have any plans to introduce a smartphone in 2013, but we have got to start thinking about what is our unique play, how do we capture this element of the personal computing market," said Meg Whitman, CEO of HP, in an interview with Fox Business Network, reports IDG News Service.
HP clearly understands that it has to offer every kind of devices to be successful, that means, smartphones, tablets, laptops, hybrids, all-in-one PCs, desktops, workstations, servers and whatever it might be. Today, one good device is just not enough for success, companies have to offer competitive spectrums of products that work in collaboratively.
"I believe that five years from now, if we do not have a smartphone or whatever the next generation of that device is, we'll be locked out of a huge segment of the population in many countries of the world," said Ms. Whitman.