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HP Inc reportedly discontinuing Windows 10 Elite X3 smartphone

07 October 2017, 04:53 | Justin Tyler

HP Inc reportedly discontinuing Windows 10 Elite X3 smartphone

HP Elite X3

We were always surprised as to why HP is investing it's resources in a Windows smartphone. Despite the fact that Microsoft has not made an official announcement that the fabled next Windows mobile device is in the pipeline, various rumors about it continue to swirl online.

Canalys Channels Forum HP Inc has finally confirmed it is to kill off X3 device sales and support by the end of 2019, cutting short the proposed roadmap and hanging the blame on Microsoft's "change of strategy" with its mobile OS.

In July, Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1, which according to estimates runs on more than 80 percent of Windows Phone handsets, hinting that the company doesn't really see much value in supporting its devices for a long time.


HP is one of the only third party smartphone maker Which uses Windows Mobile operating system for it's Elite smartphone lineup and now the company has announced that it will not be making any new Windows powered smartphone. We will continue to fully support HP Elite x3 customers and partners through 2019.

HP states sales of the Elite x3 will be restricted to what's already been manufactured, implying the phones are set to disappear, provided HP can find someone to buy them. Featuring a 6-inch display, Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage (with microSD expansion), the flagship device used Continuum to turn into a [nearly] full-fledged Windows 10 desktop machine when using the optional Desk Dock with a mouse/keyboard and monitor. The Elite X3 retails for $1099 in Australia.

Nick Lazaridis, president of the EMEA regions at HP, told The Register that the company concluded that "it doesn't make sense" in continuing to build Windows Phone handsets when Microsoft itself doesn't seem as interested in its own mobile operating system. "X3 was going to bifurcate, there were going to be a number of products", said the exec. "If the software, if the operating system ecosystem isn't there then we are not an operating system company", Lazaridis added. For now though, the company will keep selling its remaining stock of Elite x3 handsets and give the priority to customers "with large bids and opportunities".



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