HP reportedly plans to launch new smartphones
Hewlett-Packard will dive back into the smartphone market with 6- and 7-inch "phablets" aimed at emerging markets, according to a new report.
Hewlett-Packard has been talking about getting back into the smartphone game for over a year. Now, a new report on Monday suggests "phablets" could be the company's way back into the mobile market.
HP reportedly plans to introduce several 6- and 7-inch phablets, sources tell The Information (subscription required). The devices are said to be aimed at emerging markets and cost between $200 and $250 without a contract.
HP attempted to gain ground in the smartphone market after tablet and smartphones., but the with consumers. HP eventually decided in 2011 to on its new
This certainly isn't the first time speculation has swirled around HP's plan to dive back into the smartphone market. Earlier this year,but did not provide a timetable for any potential devices. Even as far back as September 2012, CEO Meg Whitman told the .
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