Evernote CEO Phil Libin has told the IDC News Service that his company does not only want to stay rooted in making software and services, but also make co-branded hardware products. He specified that Evernote would not take part in the manufacturing of a device, but would like to co-design a product. He imagined that in a few years, the company would have more than three devices. Also Read - Evernote users in India cross 5 million mark
He further said that he envisioned the company to make “new and magical” devices and would not enter an existing product category. Also Read - Evernote CEO Phil Libin steps down, former Google exec Chris O'Neill to replace him
The company works with OEMs to integrate its note-taking app. For instance, we saw the company tie up with HTC when it launched the ill-fated Flyer tablet that came equipped with a stylus. Also Read - Evernote crosses 100 million users mark
It will be fascinating to see what the company cooks up as companies like Microsoft and Samsung are pushing pen based interfaces. Microsoft equips the Surface Pro tablet with a digitizer and Windows 8 supports styluses. On the other hand, Samsung had made headway with its S-Pen equipped phablets and tablets. It is also innovating in the software space to build even more compelling experiences.