The Hewlett-Packard Company, better known simply as HP, is a prodigious producer of a wide range of electronic products. Its contribution to cell phones has been exclusively smartphone devices running a Windows OS.
HP is based in Palto Alto, California and is one of the oldest American electronics companies, having been formed in 1939 by William Hewlett and David Packard. HP has a deep, rich history of innovation and invention.
HP’s line of iPAQ cell phones are powerful, weighty devices with large screens and significant processing speeds. These are not typical phones for the occasional call. These are business and productivity tools that, while they make up only a small segment of the wireless market, do have a loyal following, due in part to their use of the Windows platform.
While there is much to be said for HP’s line of cell phone products, they appear to remain conservatively involved, at least when compared to the likes of LG Electronics, Sony, and other companies who, like HP, make many different products.
Should HP decide to put its other foot in the wireless water, it could become a stronger competitor to the likes of Blackberry and Apple. Until then, they continue to develop and enhance their iPAQ line of smart phones.