HP Backtracks CEO’s Comments About Not Getting Into Smartphone Market

Posted Jun 4, 2010

HP CEO Mark Hurd was on an investor call yesterday and he was quoted as saying that HP “didn’t buy Palm to be in the smartphone business.”  HP’s communication team quickly backtracked by saying: When we look at the market, we see an array of interconnected devices, including tablets, printers, and of course, smartphones. We believe webOS can become the backbone for many of HP’s small form factor devices, and we expect to expand webOS’s footprint beyond just the smartphone market, all while leveraging our financial strength, scale, and global reach to grow in smartphones. [Engadget]