HP’s Failure in Mobile Phones

Ashlee Vance, reporting for the NYT on HP’s failure in the mobile market:

Sales of HP’s hand-held products, including its iPaq smartphone, dropped to $25 million in the quarter, down from $57 million in the same period last year. Apple, by contrast, had sales of $5.6 billion for iPhones and related products during its most recent quarter.

HP’s anemic performance in the smartphone market has left analysts perplexed.

There’s nothing perplexing about it. HP doesn’t have their own mobile OS. Instead they banked on Windows Mobile, and Windows Mobile stinks.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010