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Hewlett-Packard Developing Android Based Tablets

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Having expensively ditched its ill fated Palm acquisition, Hewlett Packard (HP) is making another attempt to enter the tablet and smartphone market this time by launching a range of Android devices.

Citing sources at the company, ReadWrite said that the company is working on a range of high-end tablets, based on NVIDIA's Tegra 4 chipset.

The new devices are being pushed out quickly, with development work having started only last November but the products expected to be shown off in the near future. The company may be slightly held back due to the Tegra 4 chips not due to go into mass production until the second-quarter, so the company is presumed to be developing using pre-release samples.

HP needs to enter the tablet market though, as conventional PC sales, which the company is dependent upon are stagnant thanks to the rise of tablet sales.

HP's CEO Meg Whitman has also not explicitly ruled out a smartphone either, although in previous comments said that any such device would not be launched this year.

On the web: ReadWrite

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