02-22-2016 07:38 PM
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  1. ven07's Avatar
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    Hey guys,

    So the news that HP MIGHT drop a device soon is obviously big news. If done right and priced right, it could be a pretty big deal for the platform. However the device was only revealed to a few bloggers and so have we don't have any details about what the device looks like or to be more clear; I don't have any info on what the device looks like, because the internet doesn't or it does, and I couldn't find it :D

    In any case I remembered a wincentral.com article where they were talking about the "Elite book folio". One of those images had displayed a phone that was running w10m or at least some version of WP.

    The only other device I could think of that possibly comes close to the one in the image would be the Ativ? It has rounded corners and has that distinct Samsung look to it. All in all this could be absolutely nothing, but why would they "accidentally" allow a device that has nothing to do with their brand into the shot?

    On the other hand they also have a cup of coffee in there, so one could ask, what coffee has to do with HP as well. I decided to share it anyways
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    02-12-2016 07:30 PM
  2. xandros9's Avatar
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    well a guy can dream huh?
    02-12-2016 07:38 PM
  3. ven07's Avatar
    This concept could break the internet
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    02-12-2016 07:42 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I think you are onto something there. Especially with the "Looks like Ativ" reference. I don't see HP following a Lumia mold, but I don't see them being original either.
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    02-12-2016 08:07 PM
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    well a guy can dream huh?

    Kindly remove the stake you just drove through my heart.
    02-12-2016 10:43 PM
  6. pankaj981's Avatar
    Looking at their Spectre x360 series hopefully they bring some of that premium design over, which I believe they would if the rumored specs are true.
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    02-12-2016 11:24 PM
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    well a guy can dream huh?
    This was the one that got away for me... I'll never forget my lost love...
    02-13-2016 07:53 AM
  8. todd7900's Avatar
    Don't know what it is going to look like, but I do know that if it has any bezels at all, most comments on here will blast it.
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    02-13-2016 02:18 PM
  9. franckyvinvin12's Avatar
    Pretty curious about that x3 !

    My thoughts about it :
    - The name x3 is pretty telling. The x2 was a 2-in-1 device, I wonder if the x3 could be a 3-in-1 device, as a smartphone-tablet-laptop.
    - Evan Blass got to see it and said it had a smart design. Smart is not "beautiful", it's more about functionnality. I'm thinking HP might have a smart design that makes the 3-in-1 seemless.
    - How could it be 3-in-1 ? Not sure, but I can't think of something like the Asus Padfone, seemed akward. I could see something like a x2/Surface without internals. You'd get a phone, a use it on the tablet/laptop by using Continuum. Could be wireless, or maybe you'd insert the phone where a trackpad should be and use the phone as a trackpad. The tablet/laptop would need to have a battery, and not much more else inside.

    The question is, would it make sense ? How much would the tablet/laptop cost ? If it's too expensive, why wouldn't you just buy a cheap convertible that doesn't need a smartphone to work ? If it's not good enough (the screen needs to be great I think), same thing, why wouldn't you buy a tablet instead ?
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    02-15-2016 07:00 AM
  10. ven07's Avatar
    Evan Blass got to see it and said it had a smart design
    I was stuck on that statement as well. In fact it's still jumping around in my head. He obviously wasn't superblown away by it, so I'm wondering of it's underwhelming? He angles more towards android so it would take sth pretty spectacular from a different platform to "wow" him lol
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    02-15-2016 11:17 AM
  11. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    Looking forward to seeing this.

    Also intrigued by Evan Blass' tweet that he's heard some big news for Windows phone fans. Brad Sams seems to have latched onto something as well.

    I wonder if we'll see a huge Microsoft pivot at MWC through OEMs, specifically more traditionally laptop and desktop OEMs? I've long though Microsoft's best play was to turn mobile into PC. Make them work everywhere and make them free from carrier contracts so they can be consistently updated and patched. That's something Android cannot consistently offer and never will because each OEM controls the build.

    Sams also hinted at a Surface Phone that was not built by MS. I've wondered for a while if Microsoft would work with other OEMs to develop Surface products that meet design aesthetic and quality standards along with a crapware free experience. Could we see a Dell or Lenovo or HP or Acer Surface Phone? Ultrabook. Microsoft Surface Ultrabook by HP? It could be a way to ensure much higher quality while delivering a higher price and giving OEMs a slice of the pie.
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    02-15-2016 08:07 PM
  12. ven07's Avatar
    Somehow I don't believe the surface team would allow anyone in on any of their projects :/ Those peeps are apparently very secretive of their work
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    02-15-2016 09:45 PM
  13. Mr. MacPhisto's Avatar
    Pretty curious about that x3 !

    My thoughts about it :
    - The name x3 is pretty telling. The x2 was a 2-in-1 device, I wonder if the x3 could be a 3-in-1 device, as a smartphone-tablet-laptop.
    - Evan Blass got to see it and said it had a smart design. Smart is not "beautiful", it's more about functionnality. I'm thinking HP might have a smart design that makes the 3-in-1 seemless.
    - How could it be 3-in-1 ? Not sure, but I can't think of something like the Asus Padfone, seemed akward. I could see something like a x2/Surface without internals. You'd get a phone, a use it on the tablet/laptop by using Continuum. Could be wireless, or maybe you'd insert the phone where a trackpad should be and use the phone as a trackpad. The tablet/laptop would need to have a battery, and not much more else inside.

    The question is, would it make sense ? How much would the tablet/laptop cost ? If it's too expensive, why wouldn't you just buy a cheap convertible that doesn't need a smartphone to work ? If it's not good enough (the screen needs to be great I think), same thing, why wouldn't you buy a tablet instead ?
    If it is a 3-in-1, it could be relating to Continuum. It's a phone. It could have a flip keyboard, so it could be a little mini-laptop. And it could be a Desktop of sorts when it goes into a Continuum dock or does Continuum via Miracast.
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    02-15-2016 09:46 PM
  14. ven07's Avatar
    we have 5/6 days left before we find out :/
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    02-15-2016 09:47 PM
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    02-18-2016 08:57 AM
  16. 920Walker's Avatar
    Nice looking phone, but too big. If they made a normal sized version...
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    02-18-2016 09:05 AM
  17. Kavu2's Avatar
    Pics and specs...here
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    HP Elite X3 Specs
    • 5.96 "Quad HD display
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core SoC
    • 4 GB of RAM
    • 32GB of storage, microSD expansion up to 200 GB
    • Type-C USB 3.0 (USB-C)
    • Qi wireless charging
    • Iris scanner
    • Fingerprint reader
    • Dock Connection
    • 16-megapixel camera on the back
    • 8-megapixel front camera
    • Windows Mobile 10
    • IP67 dust and water resistance
    • STD810 military MIL-rating (for 1-foot drop protection)
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    02-18-2016 09:16 AM
  18. Krystianpants's Avatar
    Love that there's so little bezel and the bottom one is a speaker. Looks pretty damn nice.
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    02-18-2016 09:53 AM
  19. Kavu2's Avatar
    Re: ".... and the bottom one is a speaker"

    And it's Bang and Olufsen. Audio has been a much ignored spec on recent phones. Enough with the camera overkill, bring on some sound bling.
    Now if they would just make a 'mini' version ~4.5" or so .....and convince Verizon to sell it....I'd break down their door in a sec.
    02-18-2016 10:10 AM
  20. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Re: ".... and the bottom one is a speaker"

    And it's Bang and Olufsen. Audio has been a much ignored spec on recent phones. Enough with the camera overkill, bring on some sound bling.
    Now if they would just make a 'mini' version ~4.5" or so .....and convince Verizon to sell it....I'd break down their door in a sec.
    B & O makes some great stuff. Bang & Olufsen - High End Televisions, Sound Systems, Loudspeakers - Bang & Olufsen
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    02-18-2016 10:43 AM
  21. indospot's Avatar
    I find it hard to believe this will be remotely affordable. $800 or more.

    Sent from mTalk
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    02-18-2016 10:48 AM
  22. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I find it hard to believe this will be remotely affordable. $800 or more.

    Sent from mTalk
    I agree... With Continuum docking bundle Over $1,000 is my guestimate.
    02-18-2016 10:56 AM
  23. Krystianpants's Avatar
    I find it hard to believe this will be remotely affordable. $800 or more.

    Sent from mTalk
    Why would a flagship with that much power be cheaper?


    It also looks as if the speaker part slides out.
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    02-18-2016 12:02 PM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Why would a flagship with that much power be cheaper?


    It also looks as if the speaker part slides out.
    My Priv has the speaker at the bottom and it slides out......to reveal a keyboard!
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    02-18-2016 04:40 PM
  25. Krystianpants's Avatar
    My Priv has the speaker at the bottom and it slides out......to reveal a keyboard!
    Not really a keyboard guy as I had gone through many blackberries at work where keyboards have issues and had to be replaced. They also are great at gathering dust and cheesy puff crumbs... Hehe not that I eat those. But you're out in public a lot and your hands are touching everything so keyboard can get dirty.
    But cool you enjoy it.
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    02-18-2016 04:44 PM
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