PCMag, the HP Elite x3 will start being offered in physical Microsoft Store retail outlets beginning next week on Monday, October 10. The phone will be available in over 100 Microsoft Stores in the US, and although it's nice to see that the phone will be making an appearance at these stores, it is a bit interesting as there was a report just last month that Microsoft Stores in the US appeared to be getting rid of their stock of smartphones running Windows Mobile. However, in that report, the phones that the Microsoft Stores were getting rid of were ones that were made and marketed for consumers. The HP Elite x3 is a very enterprise/business-centric device, and this only reinforces the fact that the Windows Mobile platform is moving more towards professionals and away from normal consumers.According to a new report that comes courtesy of
As a quick recap of the Elite x3 itself, the phone boasts a massive 5.96-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4150 mAh battery, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage. While those specs on their own are great, the most interesting feature is the phone's ability to not only connect to a desktop monitor with Continuum, but also its own laptop accessory that's essentially the body of laptop that's actually powered by the Elite x3.
The phone costs $699 on its own and is also available in a Business Pack for $799 that includes the HP Desk Dock that will allow you to connect the phone to a monitor to use it as your own personal computer.