HP Elite x3 now available on Verizon, Windows 10 Mobile is not dead (yet)

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Microsoft this week started selling a Verizon-compatible HP Elite x3 - following months of speculations about this. Originally released in 2016, the HP Elite x3 is a high-end smartphone running Windows 10 Mobile, a platform that Microsoft will no longer be focusing on.


The Verizon-compatible HP Elite x3 can be found only at Microsoft's website (see the source link below), and costs $599 outright, free Desk Dock included. It doesn't look like you can buy the smartphone with monthly payments. While Microsoft is mainly targeting business customers with the Elite x3, nothing stops regular customers from getting it.


The HP Elite x3 is a large, water-resistant handset that sports a 6-inch display with 1440 x 2560 pixels, coming with both iris, and fingerprint scanners. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor (a previous top of the line CPU), further featuring stereo speakers, dual SIM support, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage space, and a 4150 mAh battery.


This is definitely an interesting smartphone, and HP has done a nice job designing and building it. However, given the fact that Windows Mobile is no longer relevant (not even to Microsoft), and there are plenty of newer, similarly-priced handsets out there, the Elite x3's arrival on Verizon is probably too little, too late.


source: Microsoft via Windows Central 


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