Leading computer maker HP might finally jump on the smartphone bandwagon, although it appeared to have had no plans for that until now. In fact, the company even killed the handset business that it had purchased from Palm, which clearly showed its lack of interest for the mobile market. The increased competitiveness on the market, however, appears to have determined HP to reconsider its position, and a smartphone that would sport the vendor’s logo on it might make an appearance on shelves in the not too distant future. “We have to ultimately offer a smartphone because in many countries of the world that would be your first computing device. We are a computing company, we have to take advantage of that form factor,” HP CEO Meg Whitman told Fox Business News. HP has seen drops in sales of smartphones in the past several quarters, and it does not come as a surprise that it is looking for alternative solutions.