It seems the Hewlett Packard smartphone is coming back, and it’s running Ice Cream Sandwich instead of webOS, according to a benchmark result found among some obscure product tests.
HTC “Bender” to take on likes of Samsung Galaxy S3 & HTC One X in near future (leak)
It’s a GLBenchmark series of test results showing an HP-branded device named “Bender”. If this device actually exists, it’s powered by a Qualcomm S4 dual-core chip just like the US Samsung Galaxy S3 and HTC One X.
This “Bender” device is ready to enter the vacuum left by the disappearance of HP’s now-defunct Palm group’s webOS. WebOS has been dispersed into the realms of open source, and it’s been replaced by Google’s mobile OS. We see Android 4.0.4. in the benchmark, so it’ll be ICS at the very least on this new HP smartphone. It may even end up being 4.1 Jelly Bean. Bender also has a 1366x720p resolution display, and each of the two chips is clocked at 1.5GHz.
This news – or possibly leak – comes hot on the heels of HP’s new CEO, Meg Whitman, announcing that the company will have its very own smartphone some day soon. The company is in no hurry, apparently, as it wants to enter the market with a worthwhile device, and it also wants to avoid the pitfalls it encountered the last time it sent out a smartphone.
Samsung is currently at the top of the Android race with its Samsung Galaxy S3, followed by HTC and Motorola with their flagship devices like the HTC One X and Motorola DROID RAZR series. Can HP “bend” its way in?