Betting on Windows 10 and Continuum to leapfrog smartphone competitors -- expected to ship "toward the end of summer;" pricing to be announced. File under "Future collectors' item..." Also see HP hopes to shed history of misses with another try at a phone (CNet)
"Why is HP suddenly interested in the phone business? Building a device like the Elite X3 wasn’t possible even a year ago, said Ron Coughlin, HP’s president of personal systems. Now that it is, Mr. Coughlin said the company sees a future in a family of such devices.It’s a Phone, It’s a PC, It’s HP’s New Elite X3 Phablet - Digits - WSJ
“Multiple devices and multiple OSes are a huge pain points for consumers,” he said. “IT having to secure consumer devices is a huge pain point for the enterprise. For the first time technology is coordinating to solve those problems.”
As a phone, it’s respectable, with a 5.9-inch, 2,560×1,440 AMOLED display, a dual SIM slot that’s good for international travelers, and dual front-facing speakers created in collaboration with Bang & Olufsen. On front, there’s an 8-megapixel camera; on the rear, there’s a 16-megapixel camera."