This time around, the 2013 Mobile World Congress is shaping up to be one of the less prestigious of recent years and may for many developers become a platform to showcase second and third-class products. Why is this?
Quite simple really – mobile tech giants the world over are beginning to concentrate on their own dedicated product unveiling and launch events, thus shunning those where they have to share the spotlights with their arch rivals.
Samsung for example will no way be bringing the Galaxy S4 to the 2013 MWC, the HTC One arrived yesterday, the Google Nexus 5 will come when Google’s good and ready and as for Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 6…dream on for now!
However, there will be some manufacturers on hand that might just spring a surprise or two on the world and revel in the global attention the annual MWC attracts. One such designer is Hewlett Packard, which although rather quiet on the scene since the disastrous HP TouchPad launch and immediate demise is reportedly about to unveil a brand new high-end Tablet PC running Google’s Android OS.
HP like many others learned the hard way that straying from the market’s most popular operating systems is somewhere between risky and outright foolish. This time around however, we’re hearing that the 2013 Hewlett Packard tablet will launch with top-end specs and features, all built around the latest version of Android Jelly Bean.
As far as the specifics go in terms of specs and features, all that’s come to light so far is the likelihood of the 2013 HP Tablet packing a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 4 processor and a full 1080p HD touchscreen…that’s pretty much where the buck stops.
Whether the new HP Tablet will have what it takes to rectify the disaster that was the TouchPad remains to be seen, but if the company is indeed able to offer new-generation specs and features along with Android Jelly Bean for the right price, they’ve as good a chance of succeeding as anyone else in the game today.