Re: no software, please
To further add to your comment, I read this article about HP and Nokia comes to my mind. What arguable led to there fall was when they tried to push there own OS, versus simply adopting an existing one like Samsung, Sony and so many others have.
Even when they partnered with Windows, it was too little too late (granted, the windows mobile OS didn't obtained the traction they hoped for).
So with HP, hopefully they'll seek ventures and partnerships to strenghten there position, versus tryign to go there own path (unless they can affort it, which very few companies can)