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  1. Auggybendoggy's Avatar
    Just read that there is now a CDMA version of the HP at the Ms store, in case anyone is interested.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...ot:overviewtab
    Scienceguy Labs likes this.
    11-03-2017 05:23 PM
  2. OldMillXxX's Avatar
    Only a year too late. These should be heavily discounted in the coming weeks with the death of Windows Phone announced. Sad.
    11-04-2017 12:49 PM
  3. Nate W's Avatar
    It is the only opportunity VZ windows phone users have to be able to use the platform until the end of support for it which should come some time in 2019. To me, this fulfilled the hope of a lot of VZW US windows phone users. Lastly even though a year late, at least HP did it. Microsoft did not even aim in that direction it seems.
    11-04-2017 01:44 PM
  4. Ryujingt3's Avatar
    Better late than never I guess.
    11-05-2017 06:24 AM
  5. sco0by1's Avatar
    so then an update to run my original gsm version on verizon isn't going to happen?
    11-11-2017 01:08 PM
  6. msft_tinkering's Avatar
    The windows Phone/Mobile ship has sailed. I got off a year ago. Those that want to ride it into the sunset are more than welcome to do so.
    kulf likes this.
    11-11-2017 01:12 PM
  7. tribexx's Avatar
    It is the only opportunity VZ windows phone users have to be able to use the platform until the end of support for it which should come some time in 2019. To me, this fulfilled the hope of a lot of VZW US windows phone users. Lastly even though a year late, at least HP did it. Microsoft did not even aim in that direction it seems.
    I just want a Samsung Galaxy 8+ with Windows 10 Mobile installed....
    11-11-2017 01:25 PM
  8. Caeric's Avatar
    I left Verizon a year ago due to their lack of support for a Windows Phone, specifically the Elite x3, and purchased one for the AT&T network instead. I will not go back, and at this point would buy an Android phone no matter what network it was on. I love my Elite x3, but I'm just worn out by the fading support (apps & otherwise) and constant dismal future for WP.
    11-11-2017 01:35 PM
  9. Sick Freak's Avatar
    Unfortunately, it's too late. While I personally dumped Verizon a couple of years ago due to lack of Windows Phones (I also now get better coverage, more services and lower cost,) I have family members that are also huge fans of Windows Phones and are still on Verizon. Since their Windows Phones were old and started giving each of them problems, they swapped to Android. (One of them calls Android a "downgrade." If the Elite X3 would have been released on Verizon when it was released on GSM carriers, they would have purchased it instead.

    And now with Microsoft turning its back on Windows Mobile and customers, there's no reason to purchase Windows. Too many companies are pulling their apps. I would have preferred that Microsoft "Hit Refresh" on their phones instead of "ALT+F4!"
    11-11-2017 01:41 PM
  10. Mariner10's Avatar
    I moved away from Verizon and got a Galaxy S8+. Saving over $100 per month now and with a much more supported platform. I had hoped for that surface phone....but.
    11-11-2017 01:49 PM
  11. jazman_777's Avatar
    The windows Phone/Mobile ship has sailed. I got off a year ago. Those that want to ride it into the sunset are more than welcome to do so.
    And so we shall, last ship to Numenor.
    11-11-2017 02:14 PM
  12. Bastiat's Avatar
    Bought mine yesterday at a Microsoft store, the employees didn't know anything about it. They had to look in their stock room to find it. I'm hoping that this will last long enough for Microsoft to come out with something else. I can't stand the Iphone, I was issued one for work, it sits in my desk drawer unused.
    11-11-2017 02:24 PM
  13. badtzbuzz's Avatar
    makes no sense carrier snobs will never buy an end of life platform phone. only chance is if the few enterprises using the hp services, forces employees onto an x3 with Verizon.
    11-11-2017 02:25 PM
  14. Thomas Henry2's Avatar
    Hell yeah!! even with year old specs it completely destroys the crap coming from apple and android...Long live WP!!
    11-11-2017 02:38 PM
  15. erzhik's Avatar
    It's way, way too late. I'd say 2 years too late. Why even bother giving your money just to support a dead platform? I don't feel like paying $500 for a phone that can be used only to make phone calls. A $50 Android is more capable.
    saras112 and Boutsen like this.
    11-11-2017 02:46 PM
  16. Bastiat's Avatar
    PS: Verizon apps such as My Verizon Mobile don't work.
    Nate W and hippohumongous like this.
    11-11-2017 02:49 PM
  17. zanda61's Avatar
    So I was really excited to try this phone and bought it on the first day I could. I kept if for a week and took it back. I don't use many apps but simply want my phone to be a phone, music player, podcasts player, email, messages and map navigator. While all these things are available, I was having issues with Bluetooth (call comes in but they can't hear me until I turn my headset off), calls not ringing through and going straight to voicemail, and, most disappointing, is the lack of a stable streaming music app. I tried Spotify, GMusic and Deezer and they all had issues of one kind or another.

    I really love the look and user experience of windows and windows mobile so I've hung in there for as long as I can. I've gone back to using my Note 8 and will likely buy the next thing Microsoft tries.

    It's nice that most of the MS services are available on Android and I do use them, but the experience is not quite as nice. I keep wishing MS would port their design language over to an Android Launcher and integrate it with live tiles of their services. The tiles are the things I most enjoy and keep me using MS services like Outlook, MSN sports, Groove (I know), the People tile, the Picture Tile, The MS News Tile. Just give me those on an Android phone so we have supported apps and I would jump on it. I'd even pay for the launcher as it would be my preference and it would keep me more engaged in the MS ecosystem.

    I'm typing this in the Windows App for Windows Central (on a Surface Pro 2017) and it won't send. That's what I'm sad about. Even these guys won't keep their app up to date on a Windows Platform.
    11-11-2017 02:59 PM
  18. ocdtrekkie's Avatar
    Heh, I already bought mine, and it's FANTASTIC. A little large, I'm not really a phablet guy. But it's well worth that cost to be on the latest versions through the end of support.
    11-11-2017 03:02 PM
  19. dakranii's Avatar
    Two months ago I would have considered it. but the price is still too high for me. Had they even let users know it was coming for sure! Rumors were that it was cancelled. Why would it have to stay under wraps? As it is, the battery in my Icon wasn't lasting but a few hours. I had to switch and Android seemed the only option.
    redevall likes this.
    11-11-2017 03:13 PM
  20. GeorgeOnArm's Avatar
    I agree, it is better to use Android to participate in WC discussion than W10M. So sad!
    11-11-2017 04:15 PM
  21. GeorgeOnArm's Avatar
    All the discussions with Joe on W10 Creator updates are not relevant when the comments system used at WC's Web and apps are years behind Disqus used in MSPU and OnMsft.
    11-11-2017 04:19 PM
  22. gibbyhome's Avatar
    Is this a Joke ? Really, Verizon for years tried to destroy windows phones along with Sprint. they wanted notihing to do with MS, and now they are going to release a Windows Phone 1 year after MS said No more Phones or Support ..
    This has to be a sad joke
    11-11-2017 05:13 PM
  23. dalascby's Avatar
    I agree with pretty much everything in this link:
    https://www.windowscentral.com/buying-hp-elite-x3-2017

    Also, since we've already seen the Elite X3 running Cshell that suggests that the X3 may be able to receive the Core OS update when it becomes available. I wish MSFT would confirm "now" if that will be possible. If so, then the X3 could serve as a great, sort of bridge device from Windows Mobile OS to Core OS...and HP wouldn't have to scrap it's plans. (Because there have to be consumer mobile devices in the ecosystem, the notion of "business only" offerings is just another shortsighted failure waiting to happen...BYOD is going to kill it.)

    In fact, since this phone is now really the "first" flagship Windows Phone to be available to "all" of the major carriers (no carrier variants…(wow, saying that out loud really highlights MSFT's failure to execute)) it actually could be useful to Microsoft to stay relevant in the eyes of their fans so they won't leave the platform for good. After all the beta testing of Core OS is done they could first roll out a pre-release of Core OS to X3 users only, and they would have a pool of users from "all" carriers who could report bugs (some may be carrier specific) for a month or two before the official roll out. Microsoft needs to take advantage of HP having the clout to get Verizon to play ball.

    This could work for everyone…"IF" the X3 can handle the Core OS update. (Can Dan find out?) If word leaks out that the X3 can indeed get Core OS then no doubt that will peak the interest of Windows Phone fans…Microsoft may have to signal to HP to keep making them as long as people want them.

    Somebody at WC should investigate.
    Last edited by dalascby; 11-11-2017 at 07:39 PM.
    11-11-2017 06:41 PM
  24. Aden Rossinni's Avatar
    I've got the X3 and love it even though it's so big. I'd recommend it to anyone as Android eats balls, and Apple inspires narcolepsy. I also have an Android (Moto) phone, a 640xl, my wife has a 950xl, AND I just ordered a 950 I found on eBay. Love me a WM. Other OS's are just crap, and Groove was the only good streaming service. Please someone buy Groove off of MS.
    11-11-2017 06:44 PM
  25. Aden Rossinni's Avatar
    So I was really excited to try this phone and bought it on the first day I could. I kept if for a week and took it back. I don't use many apps but simply want my phone to be a phone, music player, podcasts player, email, messages and map navigator. While all these things are available, I was having issues with Bluetooth (call comes in but they can't hear me until I turn my headset off), calls not ringing through and going straight to voicemail, and, most disappointing, is the lack of a stable streaming music app. I tried Spotify, GMusic and Deezer and they all had issues of one kind or another.

    I really love the look and user experience of windows and windows mobile so I've hung in there for as long as I can. I've gone back to using my Note 8 and will likely buy the next thing Microsoft tries.

    It's nice that most of the MS services are available on Android and I do use them, but the experience is not quite as nice. I keep wishing MS would port their design language over to an Android Launcher and integrate it with live tiles of their services. The tiles are the things I most enjoy and keep me using MS services like Outlook, MSN sports, Groove (I know), the People tile, the Picture Tile, The MS News Tile. Just give me those on an Android phone so we have supported apps and I would jump on it. I'd even pay for the launcher as it would be my preference and it would keep me more engaged in the MS ecosystem.

    I'm typing this in the Windows App for Windows Central (on a Surface Pro 2017) and it won't send. That's what I'm sad about. Even these guys won't keep their app up to date on a Windows Platform.
    So, that's friggin ridiculous that you just took it back and gave up. Mine has been used for a year and has been awesome. NO problem whatsoever, still great. Even the camera started off as mediocre but now us very good. Sometimes beating the 950xl.
    Ben Triplett1 likes this.
    11-11-2017 06:49 PM
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