HP: Palm buy not about smartphones

When Hewlett-Packard ponied up US$1.2 billion for struggling smartphone maker Palm, it was widely seen as a speedy way for the PC and enterprise services company to get in to the burgeoning mobile device market.

Not so, HP CEO Mark Hurd said Wednesday. At the Bank of The united states Merrill Lynch expertise conference Hurd said his company has broader designs.

He told the audience that HP did not “spend billions of dollars trying to go in to the smartphone business; that doesn’t in any way make any sense,” according to a ZDNet document.

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