HP CEO Meg Whitman has confirmed that the company is taking tentative steps back into the world of the smartphone.
"We have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world that would be your first computing device," said CEO Meg Whitman.
"We are a computing company, we have to take advantage of that form factor."
But when it comes to phones, HP won't be repeating past mistakes and buying up BlackBerry-makers RIM.
When asked if that was a possibility, Whitman emphatically replied, "No, that is not a direction that we're going to head."