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H-P to reportedly launch cheap phablets/tablets by year's end

  • The Information reports H-P (HPQ) plans to launch mobile devices sporting 6" and 7" displays by year's end. The products are said to support voice calls, be aimed at emerging markets, and carry unsubsidized prices of just $200-$250.
  • Meg Whitman and other H-P execs have said the IT giant will eventually re-enter the smartphone market, even though skepticism abounds about H-P's ability to make a meaningful dent. The company has already rolled out several Android and Windows tablets.
  • If/when they arrive, H-P's devices will address a burgeoning market for inexpensive Android phablets and 7" tablets within Asia-Pac. But Samsung and a slew of Chinese companies have a head-start.
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  • Stone Fox Capital
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    Good job HPQ.... cheap tablets are just what the market needs.
    23 Dec 2013, 05:59 PM Reply Like
  • DanEp
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    Which year?
    23 Dec 2013, 08:52 PM Reply Like
  • eager1
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    Year's end? Better hurry since we only have one week left.
    This is just the right thing for HP. I always felt the failure of their tablet was more a management problem than a hardware problem. The great thing about HP is that they have the distribution chain - all the staples stores and Office Depot, etc.
    23 Dec 2013, 11:11 PM Reply Like
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