Actually, HP used to sell some webOS-based tablets in the past, but its tablets didn’t get warm welcome by public and they are suffering poor sales in the market. But this time is totally different situation because when it comes to operating system aspect, the new cheapest tablet PCs from HP will be taken care by Microsoft with its Windows Phone 8 OS, which has seen a steady increase in the mobile OS market share.
This might be a real great opportunity for HP because these tablets are planned to be sold for around $300 price tag, which is much cheaper than the expensive iPad, even though Apple is also ready to counter attack this threat with its rumored 7-inch iPad mini that will launch later this year.
Anyway, there is still no further detail regarding HP’s new plan to release these upcoming tablets, but according to PhoneArena’s guess, these tablets will finally make their first debut in late fall or the beginning of winter, which is the nearest time when Windows Phone 8 OS finally arrives in the market.
source: Bangkok Post via PhoneArena
Hewlett Packard is Ready to Launch its Own Windows 8 Tablet in the Near Future
In the world of touch screen gadgets, the company named Hewlett Packard seems not really familiar to hear. Compared to other laptop OEMs, like Lenovo, Dell or Toshiba, these 3 manufacturers have made a smart move by finally entering to the tablet PC market in the near future. However, that doesn’t happen to HP. It seems like
HP is a bit hesitant to join in the Windows 8 tablet battle field just like other manufacturers.
Luckily, it won’t take too long for this amazing company to make the final decision of entering into the tablet PC market anytime soon because according to the press release posted by HP itself on its website, besides announcing some of its usual desktop and Notebook computers,
HP apparently also gives a hint about the possibility of releasing its home-made tablet to the market. It’s proved by the company’s statement on that press release that reads “An enterprise-ready tablet will be announced soon”.
However, there are still no exact specs revealed by HP in that press release, nor the launch date and price details. But one thing for sure, HP’s new tablet won’t be injected with Android OS in it, especially since many laptop OEMs all will use Windows 8 OS on their tablets, so it’s just impossible HP has any intention to be different than other laptop counterparts.
But if it’s really true that HP is planning to launch its own tablet, hopefully the price won’t be that sky high just like the Surface tablet from Microsoft because many tablet users demand more serious tablet than iPad or Android tablets these days. So if the price is right, then it’s not impossible HP will gain significant market share not just in the laptop market, but also in the tablet and tablet PC markets by using only one product.