HP ready to make a new push with consumer tablets

August 17, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: CNet.com

Hewlett-Packard is apparently diving back into the consumer tablet business.

The company is apparently developing a new Mobility unit to concentrate on consumer tablets, says an internal memo first published by the Verge. An HP representative confirmed the memo’s authenticity, though he declined to comment on its substance. The memo is the work of Todd Bradley, head of the company’s Printing and Personal Systems Group.

Beyond handling tablets, the new mobility unit will also be responsible for “additional segments and categories where we believe we can offer differentiated value to our customers,” according to the memo. The unit itself will be headed by Alberto Torres, who joined HP after exiting Nokia. Torres is due to start his new post on Sept. 3, suggesting the new unit is ramping up quickly.

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