Hewlett Packard will continue in producing tablet computers, and they’re going to be driven by the Windows 8 os, HP explained on a phone call with the market analysts. The future of its webOS mobile Operating system continues to be unclear.
“We’re at the beginning stages of a new segment,” according to Meg Whitman, HP Chief Executive. “I hardly think that we’re too late, the work we’re doing with Microsoft is extraordinarily compelling, ultraportables are compelling.” she added.
Before the analyst phone call on Thursday, Whitman reported that the HP is not going to market its PC business, the so-called Personal Systems Group, a decision that Leo Apotheker, HP’s previous CEO, stated would be a possibility before his ousting.
From the official statement concerning the decision, the company didn’t identify whether or not tablets, as well as desktop computers and laptops, would stay separate from the company’s production portfolio.
As outlined by Whitman, Hewlett Packard’s first Windows 8 tablet pc will certainly launch at some point next year.
HP also intends to lessen the number of items it produces, according to Whitman, to give better concentration to creating a small number of good quality computers.
“One of my observations is that HP tries to do a lot of things,” according to Whitman. “And I am big believer in doing a small number of things really, really well – set them up, knock them down, set them up, knock them down.” she added.