TMCnet is spreading whispers that Hewlett-Packard may try their hand in creating a consumer oriented, touch-screen device complete with media player capabilities. Basically, a direct Android (and iPhone) competitor. HP currently builds the iPAQ Business Manager Series which looks a lot like a Motorola Q and if they were to enter the consumer market, they'll need a vastly different phone model serving completely different needs.
Our advice to HP? Don't pretend to be someone you're not. Stay away from media juggernauts like Apple and Google and you should be fine. If you want to make a consumer device, feel free to make an Android-specific one, it'll save you terrible software headaches. Just trust us. You're welcome.