More evidence suggests Verizon will carry the HP Elite x3 flagship

There's much talk surrounding HP's old Windows Phone flagship, the Elite x3, which is supposed to be launched in the United States at Verizon. Apparently, discussions between the major carrier and HP began early this summer, but nothing concrete was decided.

Last month, Verizon certified the HP Elite x3, but the smartphone is still MIA. Today, Microsoft revealed all the smartphones that are eligible for its new Windows 10 Fall Creators update and the HP Elite x3 (Verizon model) is listed among them.

That's another reason that we believe Verizon will eventually start selling the HP Elite x3, despite the fact that Windows Phone had become an obsolete, almost non-existent mobile platform.

On the other hand, the Big Red might as well decide that HP's Windows Phone flagship is not worth the trouble and cancel its launch at the last minute. I guess time will tell whether or not Windows Phone fans will be able to pick this one up from Verizon.

source: Microsoft

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Elite x3
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4150 mAh(33h talk time)



1. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

A few years too late.

2. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

But.... why?

3. Subie

Posts: 2370; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

This phone still sells for $999 CAD online. At least the continuum dock is included.

4. Luuthian

Posts: 332; Member since: Sep 09, 2011

They’ll probably axe it. There’s going to be zero demand now that Windows Phone is officially dead

12. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Missing the point.. there is a demand for it in the ENTERPRISE. This was never meant as a consumer phone. It was always for the Enterprise customers that use a MS platform ( Medical, industry, etc.. ) Until Win10 on Arm is ready. There will be a small place for WP.

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1568; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

So they can sell a few hundred to die hard fans clinging to the dead platform under the delusional belief that it will make a come back?

11. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

It will come back, just not as Windows Phone. I think it will come back as Win10A after win10A PCs and Tablets soldify in the market. In the meantime enterprises will need WP to fill the gap.

6. VLaRueC

Posts: 189; Member since: Dec 18, 2012

For a basic phone experience, windows phone would do just fine. Email, calendar, weather, calls, text, camera, and music. Don't really need a super app store to deliver these. The price might be high but that's what the market is there for. Someone will buy it and use it for the basics. In fact, I'm using one right now. I just sent a text. Wouldn't you know it, a received one right back. Weird. I also just pulled up the calculator. Looks like 2+2 = 4. I also pulled up this site on the internet browser. Weird how this site looks like it does on my iphone and galaxy...

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Many phones can do everything of what you just said, but with a lower price and comes with software support and an actual app store that provides apps for everyone and businesses. Only a die hard fan would buy this phone, because theres no other reason to buy this phone.

8. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1568; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Any smartphone can do what you just mentioned, except iOS and Android can both do more while having many more apps. And well Music situation isn't so great from what I've been reading over at windows central. Microsoft is getting rid of Groove, spotify app is buggy and doesn't work right, and to my knowledge Google, Apple, and Amazon music aren't availabe.

9. jsdechavez

Posts: 802; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Just got mine for P10,999 with the dock, new. That's around USD220.

10. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

People are missing the IoT and enterprise connection.. there are a few hundred thousand ( few less now that the NYC is out of the picture ) that use WP on enterprise accounts. Why the phone wasnt on Verizon at launch is the real question. Verizon STILL has a WIndows Phone for sale if you go through the enterprise Dept ( the 735 ) and while AT&T dropped the 950 at the stores, but you can still get it through their enterprise department. 100,000 phones may not sound like a lot but at $800 each, and all those enterprise customers paying premiums with large contracts trust me enterprise still has a use for windows phones.

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