Hot off news that Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) will take another stab at building a smartphone, SlashGear has learned that the company is already testing a device code-named “Bender” running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Alleged benchmark tests reveal that the Bender has a Qualcomm S4 dual-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a display with a 1366 x 720-pixel HD resolution. Not much else is known about the smartphone aside from those two key specs, but it seems to be clear that HP is done with webOS smartphones. It’s a dark time to jump onto the Android bandwagon, though, especially with all of the patent lawsuits being tossed around; it might have been smarter for HP to consider Windows Phone 8 over Android, as it would be able to integrate such a smartphone with its upcoming family of Windows 8 PCs.


Raymond Wong is a technology reporter with a passion for cutting-edge gadgets and clean design. He first realized his love for technology when he burned through so many AA batteries on the original Game Boy that scraping battery acid off it became the norm.