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  1. Krystianpants's Avatar
    If I didn't have the 950XL I would get this in a heart beat. Best part is it will be running 64-bit version of windows mobile. I'm sure MS is working with HP to get is super optimized. Wish they allowed 950xl users to wipe their phone to 64-bit version via WDRT. Though there's risks of BSOD and other issues.

    Edit: I should note that the reason I assume it will be 64-bit is due to the 4 gigs of ram. In essence it would only allow the use of 3.5gigs if it runs 32-bit. Unless of course it supports PAE. It's also why the lumia 950xl came with the highest ram supported which is 3 gigs.

    MS did say it has plans and HP stated that the release will be released once the software is ready. So that's why it is coming out with anniversary update. But there's many factors that can come into play with ram limitations.
    Last edited by poopyfinger; 04-23-2016 at 11:59 AM.
    04-23-2016 11:07 AM
  2. Adjaero Pascal's Avatar
    Why are you people makings plans to buy HP Elite X3 when it's not going to be a consumer device? Meaning you will not be able to buy it.
    According to some sources, the phone will be available only to business that are willing to try to virtualization app solution supported by HP. They will not sell the phone to normal users because that would not help them shape the virtualization platform they are working on for continuum and stuff.
    So all you guys making plans, you will be disappointed cause you will not be able to buy it, unless you subscribe to HP virtualization platform (btw, subscription to virtualization costs money)
    lol NO! This phone can be bought directly from the HP website once it releases. I was completely assured I could order online or through a phone call. I am a non business Hp customer
    05-29-2016 12:39 PM
  3. Adjaero Pascal's Avatar
    If I didn't have the 950XL I would get this in a heart beat. Best part is it will be running 64-bit version of windows mobile. I'm sure MS is working with HP to get is super optimized. Wish they allowed 950xl users to wipe their phone to 64-bit version via WDRT. Though there's risks of BSOD and other issues.

    Edit: I should note that the reason I assume it will be 64-bit is due to the 4 gigs of ram. In essence it would only allow the use of 3.5gigs if it runs 32-bit. Unless of course it supports PAE. It's also why the lumia 950xl came with the highest ram supported which is 3 gigs.

    MS did say it has plans and HP stated that the release will be released once the software is ready. So that's why it is coming out with anniversary update. But there's many factors that can come into play with ram limitations.
    Don't know about 64-bit but I seriously doubt that. There hasn't been much talk about that but the OS might gain 64-bit support pretty soon
    05-29-2016 12:41 PM
  4. greedo_greedy's Avatar
    I'd like to get one if it becomes available in the Asia Pacific Region and if it's competitively priced.
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    06-04-2016 01:59 PM
  5. Eric De Wildt's Avatar
    I am an Android developer and I am moving to Windows uwp development because of this phone. I am going buy both docks and use the phone to run visual studio in the cloud. I remember the surface engineers using surfaces to design new surfaces and this is how I feel about this device. It represents to me the full package. I can't wait to see what sleeves are made for utilizing the Pogo pins, maybe a camera sleeve that has dedicated camera features.
    06-22-2016 12:25 AM
  6. SteveNoza's Avatar
    The x3 sounds interesting, can't wait to try one out. Nice to know there's a great phone just around the corner, as my Icon won't last forever.
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    06-27-2016 08:18 AM
  7. anon(9072051)'s Avatar
    Is anyone else worried about the fact that this is going to be an HP phone, or am I the only one who hates their desktops?

    The Elite X3 looks fantastic on paper. In fact, it's the only device I've heard of that could actually replace my Nexus 6. I really want to like this phone, and I can't wait to read reviews of the thing. But.

    1. HP has never established itself as any kind of a player in the smartphone market. Quite the contrary, in fact, given the Palm fiasco.
    2. HP has been steadily losing ground to Asus and Lenovo for the past few years in the consumer desktop/laptop market.
    3. HP has split and merged divisions twice in the past 6 months, so just how fit are they to jump into the smartphone market at any level?
    07-03-2016 08:07 PM
  8. rambo47's Avatar
    The 950 and 950 XL can technically work on some of VZ's network however from what I've seen posted here, VZ is intentionally blocking them from their network.
    Verizon blocks ANY phone that cannot access ALL of their network frequencies. And as far as the Lumia 950 goes, Microsoft never got FCC certification for the CDMA bands. Verizon is not blocking it - Microsoft is required to lock down CDMA even though the hardware is capable. It's a baseband lock so there is no trick to root and unlock it. And Verizon currently sells several WP devices.

    It's up to HP to include the CDMA hardware and to obtain FCC certification. If HP does this, Verizon will support it on their network.
    07-19-2016 10:42 PM
  9. JM_Thomas's Avatar
    Verizon blocks ANY phone that cannot access ALL of their network frequencies. And as far as the Lumia 950 goes, Microsoft never got FCC certification for the CDMA bands. Verizon is not blocking it - Microsoft is required to lock down CDMA even though the hardware is capable. It's a baseband lock so there is no trick to root and unlock it. And Verizon currently sells several WP devices.

    It's up to HP to include the CDMA hardware and to obtain FCC certification. If HP does this, Verizon will support it on their network.
    Sorry, but all of 2 phones doesn't really qualify as "several WP devices", both of which are good mid-level phones, but are barely even acknowledged by VZW.

    All VZW wants to push is Apple and Samsung Android, with phones that haven't really innovated much in the last 2 or 3 years. Why else would the Apple 6SE mean "Sucker Edititon"?

    I have a Samsung ATIV SE WP8.1 phone I upgraded to Win10 Mobile and it will smoke any Galaxy S4 out there, both in battery life, and in performance. VZW was stupid and short sited with that WP phone, just like normal.

    It is a great device and I plan on keeping it even if I do get the HP x3, hopefully also on VZW. AT&T isn't covering my home area yet, though they are moving in gradually.
    07-20-2016 09:55 AM
  10. redmisfitx's Avatar
    I would pick it up if I didn't have my 950XL, but the price is a bit high for not including any accessories, I do realize its geared for enterprise, but the dock should've have been included with the device.
    07-20-2016 10:36 AM
  11. rambo47's Avatar
    Sorry, but all of 2 phones doesn't really qualify as "several WP devices", both of which are good mid-level phones, but are barely even acknowledged by VZW.

    All VZW wants to push is Apple and Samsung Android, with phones that haven't really innovated much in the last 2 or 3 years. Why else would the Apple 6SE mean "Sucker Edititon"?

    I have a Samsung ATIV SE WP8.1 phone I upgraded to Win10 Mobile and it will smoke any Galaxy S4 out there, both in battery life, and in performance. VZW was stupid and short sited with that WP phone, just like normal.

    It is a great device and I plan on keeping it even if I do get the HP x3, hopefully also on VZW. AT&T isn't covering my home area yet, though they are moving in gradually.
    Verizon isn't being "stupid." They're going by the numbers, plain and simple. There is little/no cost-benefit to supporting a platform that has such a minuscule market share. Verizon will carry ANYthing that sells as much as Samsungs and iPhones. They're not selling a lot of Windows Phones because nobody wants them. Just like BlackBerry. Is Verizon being short sighted by not carrying BlackBerrys in their stores?

    It's all about the numbers.
    07-20-2016 04:56 PM
  12. etphoto's Avatar
    Verizon isn't being "stupid." They're going by the numbers, plain and simple. There is little/no cost-benefit to supporting a platform that has such a minuscule market share. Verizon will carry ANYthing that sells as much as Samsungs and iPhones. They're not selling a lot of Windows Phones because nobody wants them. Just like BlackBerry. Is Verizon being short sighted by not carrying BlackBerrys in their stores?

    It's all about the numbers.

    Huh? They are supporting Windows 10 mobile now, with the Icon and 735. What support is needed by adding another phone? A phone that is probably going to be sold by HP so Verizon doesn't have to carry it.

    Sent from my Surface 3
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    07-20-2016 05:21 PM
  13. realbart's Avatar
    Verizon blocks ANY phone that cannot access ALL of their network frequencies. And as far as the Lumia 950 goes, Microsoft never got FCC certification for the CDMA bands. Verizon is not blocking it - Microsoft is required to lock down CDMA even though the hardware is capable. It's a baseband lock so there is no trick to root and unlock it. And Verizon currently sells several WP devices.

    It's up to HP to include the CDMA hardware and to obtain FCC certification. If HP does this, Verizon will support it on their network.
    As a European I never quite understood: why do Americans let their phone companies decide what phones they can use? It's like the electricity company telling me they don't support led light.

    OT: I just ordered an HP Elite X3, with the desktop dock.

    I'm pretty sure I'll just use the dock a few times, but you never know.
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    07-21-2016 02:49 AM
  14. Timbre70's Avatar
    And that is coming from the champion of freedom.
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    07-21-2016 02:51 AM
  15. etphoto's Avatar
    As a European I never quite understood: why do Americans let their phone companies decide what phones they can use? It's like the electricity company telling me they don't support led light.

    OT: I just ordered an HP Elite X3, with the desktop dock.

    I'm pretty sure I'll just use the dock a few times, but you never know.
    Not sure I understand this statement. As an American I have a choice on what cellular company to choose from, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc

    Its up to the cellular company to decide on what phone will work on their network (or the phone manufactures) . If company "A" doesn't support my phone I have the freedom to choose another company. Sadly, because of the market share of Windows Mobile the cellular companies don't really care on what company I or others choose. lol


    Sent from my Surface 3
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    07-21-2016 06:00 PM
  16. realbart's Avatar
    Not sure I understand this statement. As an American I have a choice on what cellular company to choose from, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, etc

    Its up to the cellular company to decide on what phone will work on their network (or the phone manufactures) . If company "A" doesn't support my phone I have the freedom to choose another company. Sadly, because of the market share of Windows Mobile the cellular companies don't really care on what company I or others choose. lol
    Over here there in the Netherlands we have four providers (KPN, Vodafone, T-Mobile and Tele2), each with their own network. Beside these four, there are a bunch of phone companies buying network use on wholesale and reselling it to consumers.

    All four networks use the same technology, so they all support all phones. About ten years ago, phones used to be "simlocked", artaficially binding it to one phone company, but they're not allowed to do that anymore. Any new phone works on any network. So selecting a phone provider is basically done by comparing 4g-coverage and price. If I want to switch to a different phone company, or if I buy a new phone, I don't have to worry my Phone won't work.
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    07-22-2016 12:19 AM
  17. sev7en's Avatar
    Add me :P Now with 1520 and 950XL Dual-SIM... It looks so great!!!
    07-22-2016 04:40 AM
  18. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Can someone help me understand what I read on Reddit last night?? There was an AMA with an HP employee who had been using the X3. He said that W10M on the X3 was 32 Bit, and that it took up 3.5 of the 4 Gigs of memory. Does that mean that we'll only have .5 Gigs of memory to work with??? Sorry, but I'm ignorant to this info.
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    07-22-2016 03:06 PM
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    07-22-2016 03:11 PM
  20. Guytronic's Avatar
    Can someone help me understand what I read on Reddit last night??
    They're just saying that 32 bit Windows won't see 4gb of ram because of it's limitations so Windows will only address 3.5gb of ram not all 4gb.
    I'm not sure this is totally true for the mobile OS.
    07-22-2016 03:18 PM
  21. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Aha. Thank you, Guytronic. :D
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    07-22-2016 03:23 PM
  22. Wpbass's Avatar
    I think I'm going to (eventually) get an HP Elite X3. I'll probably wait til November when my Lumia 830 is paid off (got sick of waiting for the big Lumia Camera update to roll out to the AT&T model, bought a refurb Lumia 1520 in green for $180!). There's a lot about this device that has piqued my interest - front-facing speakers, Qi-charging, quick charging, Continuum, etc. - but I'll be very interested in using both the Iris-scanning and fingerprint reader for unlocking the device. I'll use the fingerprint reader most of the year, but it gets a bit chilly in Wisconsin during winter, and using the iris scanner will be one less reason to take off my gloves/mittens!

    And it had occurred to me a bit later after the original announcement of the device, but I had been a fan of the HP Pre 2/Pixi/Touchpad of the bygone webOS days, so I can only imagine the Elite X3 may retain a few similarities - obviously not the slow processors!

    I think might spring for the desk dock bundle, but I might pass on the Mobile Extender, especially if it is priced at $500. Don't get me wrong, the specs seem fantastic for it...but I'll put that money toward a Surface Pro!
    08-03-2016 03:32 PM
  23. RumoredNow's Avatar
    it gets a bit chilly in Wisconsin during winter

    doubletake.jpg


    November might be a good time to get the X3... Reviews are in and they should be gearing up on stock.
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    08-03-2016 04:31 PM
  24. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    Well, ever since N_LaRUE gave us the heads up on the Holofone, I'm kinda torn: Akyumen's massive Holofone Phablet comes with a built-in projector http://www.windowscentral.com/akyume...uilt-projector

    While I don't need the projector, it seems like a pretty neat device. Patiently waiting for reviews of each.
    08-03-2016 04:49 PM
  25. JM_Thomas's Avatar
    Looking at that Akyumen phablet, that actually looks kind of interesting, especially running Win10 Desktop. Now I have two things to add to my Xmas list. :-)
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    08-04-2016 12:06 PM
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