8 HP WebOS Predictions That Fell Flat


HP Will Lead The Tablet Market

In June 2011, just before the TouchPad embarked on its brief journey to marketplace availability, Eric Cador, senior vice president of HP's Personal Systems Group for Europe, Middle East and Africa, predicted that HP's leadership in the PC market would eventually carry over to a similar position in tablets.

"In the PC world, with fewer ways of differentiating HP's products from our competitors, we became No. 1; in the tablet world we're going to become better than No. 1. We call it No. 1-plus," Cador said at the time, as reported by the technology blog The Loop.

HP is now back in the tablet game with a Windows 8 model aimed at business users and an Android model for consumers. HP may yet catch up with Apple in the tablet space, but for now, Cador's declaration hasn't panned out.