While I've used Continuum in the past, wirelessly and wired, and with and without a dock, the HP Elite x3 Desk Dock is the best experience I've had so far.
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As a complete solution for business workers, the HP Elite x3 comprises hardware devices and peripherals, software, and services. Let's look at the phone hardware first.
As some of you may have noticed, I'm a bit down on the HP Elite x3 as a smartphone. But as a locked-down "3-in-1" PC for businesses only, the Elite x3 could make sense. Maybe.
While HP has been very clear since the February unveiling of its Elite x3 that this device targets the enterprise, the firm recently revealed to me that it has another audience in mind as well: Windows phone enthusiasts.
HP announced today that its business-class Elite x3 Windows phone will arrive in the United States on August 29 with a suggested retail price of $699. There's also a bundle with an Elite x3 Desk Dock for $799.
Folks, the train has left the station: HP this week released a series of videos about its upcoming Elite x3 Windows phone, eliminating any doubt that it plans to re-enter the smart phone market with Microsoft's failed platform.
The long-rumored HP Elite x3 will cheer beleaguered Windows phone fans, even though this new smart phone isn't aimed at them, or at the retail market. Instead, the Elite x3 is just part of a compelling end-to-end solution aimed at businesses.
HP's gorgeous Elite x3 Windows phone is going to turn heads, but the Desk Dock and Mobile Extender accessories are, in some ways, just as impressive. Here are some product shots of the new hardware.