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Hewlett-Packard and the Cost of Failure

In the video, Motley Fool analyst Eric Bleeker talks about a costly mistake Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ  ) made by choosing not to swim with the tide. Now, there's a chance the computer maker may fall even further behind as another advancement related to television takes place in the connected devices space. HP missed out on smartphones and tablets, and the cost of failure is about to increase as its peers, such as (NASDAQ: AMZN  ) and Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) , revolutionize the television space with mobile operating systems.

HP isn't the only laggard. Sony (NYSE: SNE  ) has expertise in making TV sets, but it might not be able to handle next-generation devices that have a smartphone, tablet, and television all on a common platform. Eric cautions investors not to put their money behind companies such as HP and Sony that could get run over if they can't catch up with the latest trend.

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  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2013, at 12:55 PM, prginww wrote:

    Apple is going in the same direction as HP, you can see how both companies thought old products lacking any new technology would never fail. Apple needs to step up their game less they want to see their stock price drop another 25% this year.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2013, at 3:54 PM, prginww wrote:

    You forgot about Microsoft last I saw the xbox is in a dominate position in the consol market and Microsoft is already trying to stream line it with its window 8 launch. Bringing it all together under one operating system. To me it seems like they are a head of the game, with apple playing catch up.

  • Report this Comment On January 06, 2013, at 6:55 PM, prginww wrote:

    Pathetic. PCs are less than 20% of HPs business, but that is all any of you can talk about. Which proves beyond any doubt that Motley Fools analysis is worth what we all pay for it. Zero.

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