Hewlett Packard just quietly released a new low-cost Android tablet.
Yawn. Another low cost Android tablet that will most likely end up in a sock drawer after the user gets frustrated with slow/laggy performance. This tablet, dubbed the HP 8, has a 7.85-inch screen (1,024 x 768), Android 4.2.2, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a Chinese quad-core ARM CPU (Allwinner), and a 3,800mAh battery.
Is this really what Meg Whitman is bringing to the table as the CEO of HP? Not the most impressive turnaround strategy for HP. Competing in the super cheap, dare I say low quality, market is not how HP is going to balance the books. The Android tablet market reminds me of the white box PC computer market of the late 90’s. It doesn’t end well folks.