Saturday, June 30, 2012

Hewlett-Packard to Shun ARM at Debut of Microsoft Windows 8 - Bloomberg

A rather tepid response to Windows RT; also see Microsoft’s Top Liason to PC Makers to Leave Post (AllThingsD)
"The first Hewlett-Packard tablet with Windows 8 will focus on the business market, Somsak said.
Hewlett-Packard’s decision to avoid ARM initially was made before Microsoft announced its plan to sell its own tablets in competition with Hewlett-Packard, Somsak said.
The computer maker had considered making an ARM tablet using chips from Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) and was one of a small number of computer makers chosen to get early access to the Windows RT code, people with knowledge of the matter said. It opted to focus elsewhere first, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the deliberations were private."
Hewlett-Packard to Shun ARM at Debut of Microsoft Windows 8 - Bloomberg
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