HP computers preload Baidu search services
The world's largest Chinese search engine Baidu and PC manufacturer HP announced that, for one year beginning in October 2006, all HP Pavilion and HP Presario series computers sold within mainland China will come with Baidu search service already enabled.
According to the companies’ statement, users of these computers will be able to use Baidu's powerful search
engine service directly through the embedded IE browser homepage or address search, without having to navigate to the Baidu website. In addition, they will also be able to access the Baidu homepage simply by pressing a shortcut key.
"We try to ensure a ubiquitous search service, and help users to get the information they need easily. We are glad to collaborate with leading companies such as HP to provide users with the products and service they need," said Jerry Liu, CEO of Baidu.
"The trend of individualization is spreading quickly through the entire IT industry. HP is trying to achieve the ideal integration of innovative technologies and individualization to bring true individualized experience to their users," said Wee Kee Yeo, director of Consumer PC Product Division, Personal System Group of HP China.
In the China market, providing lcoalized service has become a major challenge for all manufacturers.