1. tgp's Avatar
    It will not be dual band
    Verizon uses GSM as well for LTE. That's why a Verizon phone will work on AT&T and T-Mobile, because they have GSM. Verizon branded phones are also SIM unlocked.

    Microsoft had purchased the entire run
    This makes sense. I doubt HP has much of anything at risk here. I doubt they had much at risk for the original X3 either. Would they really have produced a W10M device expecting to profit on their own, and all this while Microsoft was showing indifference towards the OS?

    he informed me that Microsoft had purchased the entire run and they will only be available from their site.
    That's strange, if the Elite X3 is to be a business phone. Microsoft relies heavily on their distributors and partners to sell their products.
    10-12-2017 01:43 PM
  2. Physman369's Avatar
    It's back up at Provantage, and showing orderable...

    www.provantage.com/hp-1pk92aa-aba~7HEWD212.htm
    Last edited by Physman369; 10-14-2017 at 02:47 PM.
    10-13-2017 12:09 PM
  3. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    So the 15th is a Sunday, I'm guessing we'll hopefully be able to place an order on Monday or Tuesday with any luck.
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    10-13-2017 12:23 PM
  4. Nate W's Avatar
    Side note--Provantage updated their listings to include the descriptor: LTE/CDMA Verizon Only
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    10-14-2017 08:10 AM
  5. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Side note--Provantage updated their listings to include the descriptor: LTE/CDMA Verizon Only
    Cue Jesse Jackson - Keep Hope Alive!
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    10-14-2017 10:42 AM
  6. Rob Bozzuto's Avatar
    Go with Windows then. So much better.
    aximtreo likes this.
    10-14-2017 02:10 PM
  7. Just_Me's Avatar
    I got the x3 on ATT, but cause it isn't a "ATT branded" phone, they won't allow it to receive any of the ATT LTE enhanced services (speed, HD Voice) like the Lumia 950. Sucks. Just gets regular LTE service.
    10-14-2017 10:14 PM
  8. Physman369's Avatar
    Is the phone fast, and does the iris scanner work well?
    10-15-2017 09:50 AM
  9. Nate W's Avatar
    Is the phone fast, and does the iris scanner work well?
    I don't use the iris scanner but yes the phone is fluid and quick.
    Last edited by Nate W; 10-15-2017 at 06:29 PM.
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    10-15-2017 03:32 PM
  10. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    Hopefully only a day or two left to wait!
    Nate W likes this.
    10-15-2017 03:34 PM
  11. Fluffyrock8's Avatar
    So I actually emailed Mr. Kevin McCutchan as well on Friday, mostly just to get an update as well as confirmation as where/how it will be sold. He replied yesterday:
    10-15-2017 05:44 PM
  12. Fluffyrock8's Avatar
    So at least we have some sort of update. I was hoping to get it through Verizon so that I wouldn't have to pay it all upfront, but oh well. Guess I'll be putting my money towards this and waiting to buy an Xbox One X lol :P

    P.S. I had to make three separate replies because the site kept giving me an "Exceeded spam threshold (3/3)" error. I'm new here, no idea what that means lol, but got it to work this way
    10-15-2017 05:48 PM
  13. Fluffyrock8's Avatar
    So at least we have some sort of update. I was hoping to get it through Verizon so that I wouldn't have to pay it all upfront, but oh well. Guess I'll be putting my money towards this and waiting to buy an Xbox One X lol :P

    P.S. I had to make three separate replies because the site kept giving me an "Exceeded spam threshold (3/3)" error. I'm new here, no idea what that means lol, but got it to work this way

    EDIT: What on earth... so apparently my quote needs to be approved by a mod, and meanwhile it posted my 3rd reply twice?? Lol IDK

    If the quote with Kevin's reply doesn't show up in the next day or so, I'll try posting again
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    10-15-2017 05:48 PM
  14. Nate W's Avatar
    @Fluffyrock8
    What was his email reply? I think you're confirming it will be sold on Microsoft's site...

    Edit: Ok I see the dilemma...
    10-15-2017 05:51 PM
  15. Fluffyrock8's Avatar
    ALRIGHT GUYS, it worked. Lol.

    So yeah, he just basically confirmed it'll be sold by Microsoft and to look for it to show up in the next couple of weeks.

    Sorry for my messed up posts lol
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    10-15-2017 06:29 PM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    ALRIGHT GUYS, it worked. Lol.

    So yeah, he just basically confirmed it'll be sold by Microsoft and to look for it to show up in the next couple of weeks.

    Sorry for my messed up posts lol
    Welcome to "Coming Soon". I sincerely hope you get your phone, you won't be disappointed. By the phone that is.
    10-15-2017 08:44 PM
  17. Physman369's Avatar
    You would think that they wanted to get a jump on the iPhone 10 shipping... How is it intelligent to wait until AFTER iPhone 10 starts shipping???? Perhaps that is the goal. At this point I don't think MS wants to renew any interest in WP 10 Mobile, so they are trying to kill off the ecosystem as much as possible. They have been doing so w/ their mobile device app focus for over a year, and they have clearly stated they will no longer be providing any feature updates to the OS which means any OEMs that may want to release new HW w/ new features will not be able to do so. This is why HP decided to not do anymore X3 production beyond what they have already appropriated for.

    I can't see why MS is pushing itself into a corner, but they are certainly getting themselves ready for utter irrelevance in the entire marketplace not just consumer market.
    10-16-2017 08:27 AM
  18. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    Was hoping it might've been added the same time the Surface Book 2 got added to the store, but no dice. Still waiting.
    Yesterday 09:16 AM
  19. Nate W's Avatar
    Was hoping it might've been added the same time the Surface Book 2 got added to the store, but no dice. Still waiting.
    I have to keep telling myself "patience grasshopper" to wait, be nice if we had a concrete date on hand so we are not fumbling in the dark. I guess the fact that we know it is coming is good enough, just the wait is getting hard since we know it is close by...

    Kind of have a bad feeling it won't arrive until after Oct. 31. That is when the sale on the GSM unlocked model/bundle ends. This would put it at full retail, which Kevin has hinted it would be sold at.
    Yesterday 09:37 AM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    It's a shame that you Verizon folks are being held at bay like this. If only Samsung had sent a proper update path for the Ativ SE you'd be in a more stable place.
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    Yesterday 09:52 AM
  21. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    Heh yeah, I bought the ATIV SE when it was new. I chose it over the Lumia Icon based on specs: Removable battery was the big one.

    ...A couple years later I ended up picking up a Lumia Icon used, because it was now a superior phone. \o/
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    Yesterday 09:57 AM
  22. Nate W's Avatar
    Don’t forget the M8. Another OEM dragged into the trenches.
    Yesterday 10:21 AM
  23. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    Don’t forget the M8. Another OEM dragged into the trenches.
    Wasn't it the OEMs that chose not to support the upgrade/changeover? I know in the case of the ATIV SE, Microsoft's software technically worked but the drivers caused crashes and stuff. (Even when I pushed my ATIV SE up to 8.1 early, it caused the touchscreen to have issues.)
    Yesterday 11:37 AM
  24. Nate W's Avatar
    Wasn't it the OEMs that chose not to support the upgrade/changeover? I know in the case of the ATIV SE, Microsoft's software technically worked but the drivers caused crashes and stuff. (Even when I pushed my ATIV SE up to 8.1 early, it caused the touchscreen to have issues.)
    Ehh, I guess it depends how you look at it. I think you are right though. But remember Microsoft ended up not really going after W10M for the long haul, so it is a two way street. Maybe the OEMs like HTC, Samsung did not see the benefit/profit in investing in something headed down hill. We are just the innocent by standers so to speak, and I really do not know who is at fault/to blame/the one dragging...the M8 works on Windows 10 mobile and had a path through the insider app I believe, like the ICON did but when it came time to roll it out, HTC did not want anything to do with it I believe.
    Yesterday 11:46 AM
  25. Nate W's Avatar
    I used the Ative on Windows 10 mobile for a while and it did real well. I honestly have been looking for another lately cheap online, but have not found one yet. Just to have around and use from time to time...The one I had the sim slot went bad, and I had to replace it. It is a well built device and like mentioned the battery did well on it. SD card slot too. The screen was one of the best at the time being a Sammy built AMOLED lit one.
    Yesterday 11:48 AM
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