The true reason that H-P wants out of the PC business is the rapid rise of next-generation smartphones and tablets backed by cloud computing and high speed broadband.
Things we love about our multi-touch smartphones:
- Large screen that allows reading documents without having to pan the page from side to side (see image 1)
- Powerful browsers for using web applications (e.g. SharePoint) and viewing full websites
- Ability to pinch to zoom and swipe to pan or scroll down the document
So now we can work as efficiently away from our desktops as when we’re in the office, right? Not quite.