HP surprised everyone when they announced the Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile smartphone (or “3-in-1”) at MWC this year. Ok, well, maybe they did not surprise every one as we knew quite a lot about the device beforehand due to leaks but nevertheless HP definitely has created some excitement among Windows Phone/Mobile fans – not only because it the device features great specifications but also because there was finally an OEM that presented a fully elaborated Windows 10 Mobile flagship that not only supports some cool Lumia features like Double-Tap-To-Wake and offers Windows Hello both with an Iris scanner and a fingerprint scanner but also features an enhanced Continuum experience. There is one downside though for consumers: HP’s target with the X3 are business customers and therefore the price of the device is quite high.
Now, according to new rumors HP is actually working on a Windows 10 Mobile smartphone targeting consumer. Interestingly enough, HP seems not be the only one working on that device but according to a report from Dr. Windows they partnered with Microsoft for this project. The report adds that while Microsoft won’t be involved in marketing the device, they do invest money for the development.
While details about specifications are not known yet, one can of course speculate about certain aspects. Given that Microsoft is involved in the project, it seems more than likely that the device will sport some Lumia features like Glance Screen and a dedicated camera button. Still, whether that’s true or not (and if the device really does exist) remains to be seen.
Dr. Windows further explains that he has heard from a different source that Microsoft has internally announced a new Windows 10 Mobile phone for February 2017.
This sounds very interesting indeed. What do you think about a possible HP Windows 10 Mobile phone for consumers? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: Dr. Windows (German)