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HP To Bring Out Windows Tablet 8 By End Of 2012

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by Mariel Norton, 24 Feb 2012News

Technology giant Hewlett Packard is in the process of putting the final touches to a new Windows 8 powered tablet due out at the end of 2012, announced HP chief executive Meg Whitman.

The announcement was made by the CEO whilst addressing attendees at a Wall Street Journal conference hosted in Menlo Park, California. Whitman further stated that the forthcoming offering will be primarily based on chip giant Intel's technology. The decision to tie up with Intel instead of ARM, according to her, is due to the fact that Microsoft is yet to announce a time frame within which an ARM edition of Windows 8 could be expected to be rolled out.

Whitman also claimed that the company is currently busy training all its talented executives in order to focus more on an organic growth. She said that the company is trying to resort to its original principles - "The HP WAY" as she likes to call it - in an attempt to put things back in order and overcome all the financial and organisational challenges HP is facing at present.

"I will not feel like I've done a good job if my successor is not an internal choice," Whitman stated, as reported by Business Week.

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