10 Products HP Should Be Working On Right Now

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    Don Reisinger

1. WebOS

1. WebOS

When HP acquired Palm, the company's target was WebOS. Palm's mobile operating system is arguably one of the most impressive solutions in the space. But as Palm attempted to compete with Apple, it lost its way and failed to adequately deliver a viable product. HP can't make that same mistake. It must evaluate what WebOS excels at, and start bolstering the software where it falls behind Apple's iOS. By doing so, HP can position itself in the market as a company that might actually be able to trump what Apple currently offers. It won't be easy, for sure, but it's a necessity.
HP has the capital and the size to invest in as many useful products as Apple, but it lacks the vision and the drive to do what it must to compete. That said, HP is the world's top PC manufacturer and is the single company in the Windows environment that has the ability to innovate far beyond what has been achieved to this point. But HP needs to get to work improving some of its core products, while investing in those markets where it doesn't have a presence. Here's a look at some products that HP should be working on right now.
This article was originally published on 2010-06-22
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.