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HP Elite x3 coming to Verizon?

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A CDMA version of the HP Elite x3 could be coming to Verizon

A CDMA version of the HP Elite x3 could be coming to Verizon

The HP Elite x3 is the most capable of any Windows 10 Mobile handset. Currently, the device is offered only with support for GSM bands, but that appears likely to change. HP is working on obtaining new certifications for the Elite x3, this time with support listed specifically for Verizon. That would mean that the new version would have the ability to run over CDMA pipelines. Among the new applications HP sent out include one for the FCC, one for the Bluetooth SIG and another for the Wi-Fi Alliance.

In case you're not familiar with the phone, the HP Elite x3 features a 6-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560. The Snapdragon 820 chipset is under the hood featuring a quad-core 2.15GHz CPU, and the Adreno 540 GPU. 4GB of RAM is inside along with 64GB of native storage. For those seeking additional storage, a 2TB capacity microSD slot is available. A 16MP camera adorns the back of the device, while the phone sports an 8MP front-facing selfie snapper. Keeping the lights on is a 4100mAh battery. A fingerprint scanner is on board as is an iris scanner and a Type-C USB port. The HP Elite x3 works with Continuum allowing you to hook it up to a mouse, a screen and a keyboard to become the brains of a "desktop" PC.

We can't imagine that Verizon has much demand for Windows 10 Mobile powered handsets. Still, it would seem that some one inside the carrier feels that this is a good idea. And if you're going to sell a Windows 10 Mobile phone, you might as well sell the best model currently available. That would be the HP Elite x3.


source: BluetoothSig, Wi-FiAlliance via MSPoweruser

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