Hewlett-Packard’s TouchPad will be better than the number one tablet computer, the company’s European head Eric Cador has said.
While speaking at press conference in Cannes, Cador said that there are ample opportunities for HP to get the top spot and that the company would call its position “number one plus”.
HP has tasted immense success in the personal computer market and wants to emulate the same in the mobile devices market as well.
The iPad from Apple remains the best selling tablet computer so far. HP’s attempt looks audacious considering the huge lead commanded by Apple and Google with their iOS and Android operating systems respectively.
HP is bringing the TouchPad based on its own WebOS, another operating system entrant in an already crowded market.
HP also prides itself on being the only company which is equally strong in both consumer and enterprise space, and it plans to leverage its strength to deliver a great user experience.
The only problem with what HP is trying to do, it is not bringing its product to the market. Consumers are not likely to wait for a device which will come in the future when they already have two good alternatives available in the market — Android tablets and Apple’s iPad 2.