When Microsoft announced their new Windows Surface tablet, a number of device manufacturers were less than impressed, although it looks like HP isn’t one of them.
According to a recent report, HP does not see Microsoft’s Surface tablet as a threat like the other manufacturers, and they will be releasing their own Windows 8 tablet which will feature ‘unique’ technology.
“I believe Microsoft was basically making a leadership statement and showing what’s possible in the tablet space,” Solomon said. “Our relationship has not changed at all due to Microsoft’s announcement. In fact, I applaud it — I think it’s great that they are getting out in front and [showing] what’s possible.”
HP did not reveal any details on what this new unique technology will be, you can see the statement from HP below on their new Windows 8 tablet.
“We will be very focused on the commercial tablet opportunity, which is completely under penetrated. And, we have some unique intellectual property that we’re going to apply,”.
“Other OEMs will be doing tablets, but the HP tablet is going to be different: It’s going to have a specific area of focus, or multiple areas of focus, which will require a high degree of channel engagement to take full advantage of the opportunity,” Solomon told CRN.
It will be interesting to see what HP comes up with for their new Windows 8 tablet, we suspect we will find out some more details when Microsoft launches Windows 8 in October.