NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- I can't figure out what's worse: Sears Holdings (SHLD) explicit hatred for the communities it operates in or the farcical contributions Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) makes to the tech sector.
TheStreet's Gary Krakow has the lowdown on HP's latest entrance into the smartphone market. But it's not really a smartphone Meg Whitman's set to unleash on India. It's actually two "Voice Tablets." Relatively large objects that cross between a traditional smartphones and larger tablets.
HP says it's doing this because ...
consumers are looking to consolidate their phones and tablets, which is propelling the voice tablet market.
Man alive -- Apple (AAPL) CEO Timothy D. Cook was spot on when he said the competition is confused.
This move by HP is so bad I'm having difficulty finding words to describe it.
Before the announcement, in an article that focused on Microsoft (MSFT), I discuss why this notion of an all-in-one device will fail worse than it has already.
Do you realize how long we have had all-in-ones rammed down our throats? For at least a couple of years now. The lunacy of all of this is nothing short of mind-numbing. So, while this isn't an all-in-one laptop/tablet, HP is pushing on us, it plays on the same general illogic that spawned those God-awful devices.
You have a glut of products that simply have not caught on. Yet, at the same time, you have companies such as HP acting like they're somehow pushing the space forward or driving innovation.