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Will Your Next Printer Have Its Own Email Address?

Techstination feature for Thursday, June 17, 2010

Will your next printer have its own email address? I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. As more and more people use smartphones and tablet computers like the iPad for email and Web surfing, Hewlett Packard faced a challenge. How do you get people to print from those devices. The company's answer? Build printers that connect to the cloud with their own email addresses. Senior VP Stephen Nigro says it works like this...

"Well, you know our goal is to make sure print is relevant. At the end it's about making people find what they're doing useful. And so we think there are plenty of situations, like printing emails, forwarding documents from your phone, that customers want to do."

Just send a photo you've snapped with your phone or anything else you need to print to the email address of your printer. HP will be building the technology into every printer it makes that sells for 99 dollars and up. You can find us with archives, interviews and more at I'm Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Consumer Electronics | Computers | Mobile Devices