HP’s CEO Meg Whitman speaking to Fox Business News (Via AllThingsD):
“We have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world that is your first computing device. You know, there will be countries around the world where people may never own a tablet, or a PC or a desktop. They will do everything on the smartphone. We’re a computing company; we have to take advantage of that form factor. … We did take a detour into smartphones, and we’ve got to get it right this time. My mantra to the team is: ‘Better right than faster than we should be there.’ So we’re working to make sure that when we do this, it will be the right thing for Hewlett-Packard, and we will be successful.”
If HP couldn’t succeed after buying Palm and all of its talent for $1.2 billion, how will they succeed now?
Full video of Whitman’s interview is at AllThingsD.