According to tech industry insiders and various media reports HP is contemplating launching its first ever Windows 10 powered smartphone during Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona, Spain, from Feb 22-25. HP dabbled with phone business before, however, it failed to make a desired impact on the market. New phone termed ‘HP Falcon’ is another attempt to enter the lucrative smartphone market by Hewlett-Packard.
Rumored HP Falcon phone packs a punch in specification department and could come with latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 2GB RAM, 5.8 inch display, 64GB Storage, 20 megapixel rear and 12 megapixel front camera, Adreno 530 Graphics processor. Whether HP’s collaboration with Microsoft will be enough to catapult HP in the smartphone market dominated by Android and iOS platforms remain to be seen.
Naysayers are already raising suspicion about HP’s move to have Windows 10 as the preferred choice of platform on its flagship phone by contending that Microsoft itself is struggle to hold its feet with Windows Phones. Doubts are being raised if Windows’ already insufficient market base in mobile business could guarantee any substantial success for HP who is already struggling to derive profits from its various divisions in PC and printer businesses.
Cynicism aside, its premature to be apprehensive of HP and Microsoft partnership in mobile market. HP can bring it’s superior hardware technology to produce attractive smartphones, which could compensate for relatively low Windows 10 market share in phone business to help push sales.
Microsoft is trying to extend its reach in mobile business by allowing Windows 10 mobile software to be used on phones other than its own Lumia and Surface phones. On the other hand HP needs much needed injection of profits after declaring slowdown in sales across all its existing divisions this past quarter.
Soon mobile and Windows enthusiasts could have a new alternative in their hands in the form of HP Windows 10 smartphone. But will it be enough to eat up Android and iOS market share remains to be seen.