Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 21:20 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "'We are working on this,' Ms. Whitman told Fox Business Network in an interview. 'We have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world that would be your first computing device... We are a computing company.'" On the same day the Pre 2 a reader is loaning me arrives in the mail. This is just cruel. Update: "HP Bender Android smartphone appears in benchmark details". Eh.
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This is HPs problem
by BluenoseJake on Sat 15th Sep 2012 13:51 UTC
BluenoseJake
Member since:
2005-08-11

They have turned into a "Me Too" company, they don't come out with anything innovative anymore, they just copy other companies stuff, badly, then fill it with crapware. Even their printer division has been putting out cheap plastic crap the last few years.

They have to start taking risks, and for the right reasons, not because "Everyone else is doing it" If Apple or Dell jumped off a bridge, would HP follow?

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RE: This is HPs problem
by moondevil on Sun 16th Sep 2012 07:45 in reply to "This is HPs problem"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

My first printer was a HP DeskJet 500, back in 1993, followed by a 670C and a 800 something (no longer remember the name).

Nowadays, I can care less, as their drivers install lots of crapware alongside them.

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RE[2]: This is HPs problem
by UglyKidBill on Sun 16th Sep 2012 14:48 in reply to "RE: This is HPs problem"
UglyKidBill Member since:
2005-07-27

My mom's first printer was a 560, it worked for about 6, 7, maybe more, years of intensive beating... amazing.

Last month a customer bought two huge, laser, gigabite LAN capable monsters... One had to be taken to service within 20 days, the other one -I just learned- has a long known manufacturing problem on some board causing it to fail at... LAN conectivity, none the less!...

HP phones? Don´t count me in for that.

(well, maybe if it´s free *and* bundled with a Samsung S III coupon ;) )

Edited 2012-09-16 14:49 UTC

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