“WebOS is dead, and HP has long been without a smartphone offering as a result,” Andrew Grush reports for Mobile magazine. “Could the time for a comeback to the smartphone market be at hand? HP’s CEO Meg Whitman has recently spoken up about the matter and says that HP is working on something for the future.”

“While HP’s CEO didn’t give us that much information, it seems we can fill in the blanks for ourselves thanks to a new GLBenchmark discovery,” Grush reports. “It seems that a new HP device has shown up under the code-name Bender with HP branding as well. This device is a Qualcomm S4 dual-core Android smartphone.”

Grush reports, “We also know it is running a 1.5GHz on its cores, and that it features a 1366×720 pixel resolution and version 4.0.4 of Android.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Given that HP’s latest PCs are knockoffs of Apple Macs, we expect if HP’s phone ever sees the light of day, it’ll look something like this:

HP Bender

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

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