Although smartphones have become quite advanced, there is one area they are very weak: printing. HP is hoping to change that with a line of printers that will allow virtually any mobile device to print documents.
These will be so flexible because they will be able to print files that are emailed to them. This means they can be used with any mobile device that supports email, which is every Apple iPhone, Android OS, and BlackBerry on the market, as well as the Apple iPad.
The range of document types supported by HP’s printers is not yet clear, but they will definitely allow users to print photos and will likely support Microsoft Office files.
HP will release its first email-enabled printers later this month, and the line will eventually include products that range in price from $100 to $400.