In shifting resources from PCs to Tablets the tablet market, HP is embracing Post-PC Era. This also confirms what Apple’s Tim Cook has been saying. The tablet market will be bigger than the PC market.
In an interview at Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, HP CEO Meg Whitman said her company is shifting resources from PCs to tablets.
According to a CNET report, Meg Whitman said, “the market moved very fast to tablets and smartphones, and we’ve got to now manage that transition.”
Recently HP unveiled the Slate 7, which runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and priced at $169 at MWC 2013.
According to HP’s press release says the Slate 7 will be available in April and packs the following:
Whiman made reference to the fact that HP attempted to make the transition with the acquisition of WebOS, however, that did not go well under previous management.
According to the CNET report, Whitman said this at the event:
[quote] And it’s not that HP didn’t try to manage that transition — they did with the acquisition of Palm. But as you know under the previous [management] that took a little detour to nowhere.
Quality was not an area of focus. Quality drives enormous cost. If you have warranty or support problems…the backend cost of quality is enormous. Those are the kinds of things we’re going after that were frankly untouched.
Innovation is not dead at this company. So, what I did is I increased RD spending…we have to get these products that are close to market to market fast.
It appears Tim Cook is correct in saying that the Tablet market will be larger than the PC market.