It was first rumored a few days ago that HP was going to make an entry into the smartphone market once again. The company has kept itself out ever since its webOS powered devices weren’t able to gain any traction. HP was rumored to be making a Windows Phone powered smartphone, but now the company has issued a firm denial. A PR representative for HP said that the story is “fabrication and is not related to anything HP has in the works,” “someone is making stuff up,” the representative says.
Senior director of consumer PCs and tablets for Asia-Pacific at HP, Yam Su Yin, said in an interview earlier this year that HP would enter the smartphone market once again. “The answer is yes,” Yim said, adding that no timetable could be given at that point in time. Yin said that HP was keeping an eye on the smartphone market and was evaluating ways in which it could differentiate itself in the highly competitive market. Does this mean that HP would rather opt for Android as the operating system for its smartphone? Its too soon to say right now, but it is likely that rumors of a HP smartphone will surface again in the future.