HP's New Smartphone Could Arrive Next Week With 5.5" Display, $200 Price Point
HP skipped CES, instead opting to launch the phone on its own accord. In fact, that's a practice that is becoming far more common, and not just for flagship products. Strangely, the HP phone is expected to be a phablet, potentially boasting a 5.5" display with an off-contract price point of $200. HP has said in the past that it wanted to re-engage the smartphone market, but that it didn't have any plans for 2013. Lo and behold, we're safely in 2014, and it looks like the company is on the verge of heading back into an arena that it hasn't had too much luck with in the past.
It'll be an interesting move should it pan out. HP has a big enough name to attract at least a glance, but usability and price will have to be right in order to cut through the noise.