It's fair to say that the smartphone
market has grown too large to ignore, and with PC sales in a slump, expect to see some OEMs get more involved in the mobile market. One of those OEMs is Hewlett-Packard
, the second biggest supplier of PCs in the world behind only Lenovo. While nothing is yet written in stone, a leaked render of a new HP smartphone has found its way to web.
The render depicts an Android
device, which is the same platform powering HP's Slate 7 tablet. As far as smartphones go, HP's ultimately axed the U.S. launch of its Pre 3 in 2011 and has been quiet ever since. Now that HP doesn't own webOS, it makes sense that a return to the smartphone arena would be accompanied by Android, the world's most popular mobile platform.
Image Source: PhoneArena
Unfortunately, the tipster who sent PhoneArena the leaked render didn't provide any other details, such as specs, price, or release date. A little advice for HP -- bring your A-game. The handset market is a crowded one, and it's a long climb to the top where Samsung and Apple currently sit.