HP’s shift is latest blow to PCs

0 Flares Facebook 0 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Email 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 StumbleUpon 0 0 Flares ×

Via Scoop.itinternetbillboards

HP will shut its smartphone and TouchPad tablet business and may shed its PC unit. On Thursday, the world’s No. 1 computer maker said it is considering a spinoff or sale of its personal computer business, and said it is buying business-analytics firm Autonomy for $10.2 billion.

The stunner happened just days after Google said it would plop down $12.5 billion on Motorola Mobility, and Dell hinted at lackluster PC sales. HP’s PC division, which sold 14.8 million units in its second quarter and accounted for $40 billion, or about 30% of HP’s revenue last year, includes its newly launched TouchPad tablet and smartphones.

Despite a marketing blitz and glitzy product launch, TouchPad sales as have those of its competitive peers, including Motorola Xoom and RIM PlayBook have been desultory.
Show original

Enhanced by Zemanta
0
Google+0Facebook0Twitter0LinkedIn0Pinterest0buffer

Content Curator Tom George

Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.

Fresh Curations

deed8fc6-b3a0-4257-bf23-42dd2cd9f1e6.jpg

Everything You Wanted to Know about TOR & the Deep Web

  Image Credit: http://www.whoishostingthis.com/blog/2013/12/17/tor-deep-web/ Source: imgur.com What is the Deep Web? See on Scoop.it - Futurism, Ideas, … [Read More...]

2d3dfbb4-0cd0-478e-9d23-eb11cf80e7dd.jpg

Party makeup videos: 5 stunning party makeup looks to try for the Holiday

In between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is when the holiday parties are at their peak, which gives you plenty of opportunities to try out at least one of the stunning, sparkly … [Read More...]

More curations from this category:

Car Rentals for $15 per day
0 Flares Facebook 0 Twitter 0 LinkedIn 0 Email 0 Google+ 0 Pin It Share 0 StumbleUpon 0 0 Flares ×