Jeff, 02 Mar 2016Just think it this way, if Lumia devices fail in the market and Microsoft incurs a big loss an... moreJust think it this way, Microsoft is just making devices like the nexus program of google, they bought Nokia but they never mind been the new Nokia (crazy i know), they show OEM how their products should be, they have been doing the same with the Surface line.
Microsoft can't compete with their own partners, partners that have been a lot of time before the postPC era like HP. They want their partners making the hardware so they can focus making the software, that's their business, software and services.
"if Lumia devices fail in the market and Microsoft incurs a big loss" they already have big money drains with Lumia (and not so long ago also with Surface). In any short or mid run Microsoft pretends to shut down its mobile OS, is to much important in their long run plans, UWP won't be complete without mobile market.
"...but if it is priced too low..." in NO way will be priced too low, it's enterprise focus, it won't be cheap, also, (and now i'm just guessing) it'll only be sell with 2 accessories (that's why there is the x3 thing in the name, use it as 3 devices instead of 1) that would bump up its price.
There are several posts in windows central explaining microsoft's plans in the long run for mobile (and their fail in the past explaining why they are in so bad position right now), your logic isn't that bad, but they are doing things different now, brand new things and we always scared about new unknowns things.
For the device, i just love it, i didn't like the L1520 because its size, but with all that power and features, the size really doesn't matter for me (i rather smaller phones, i didn't bought the L1520, i when for the Lumia Icon and i feel is to big also for me, i'll rather 4.2" - 4.7" devices).
It uses snapdragon 820.. So the windows installed is not your desktop OS... That means everything they say about it being a notebook/desktop is a big fat lie.. Don't be fooled
Today notebook are over, why to have notebook and Smartphone, when we can have both in one. And in this case you need bigger screen higher than 5' to work everywhere. So it's good positioning for future. For example Lenovo is making more money with Smartphone and tablet than traditional PC market.
Droid-bot, 02 Mar 2016And how is that not great for consumers? I really don't see an argument here. If the price is ... moreJust think it this way, if Lumia devices fail in the market and Microsoft incurs a big loss and discontinue Lumia then be sure that there would be a big probability that they would also discontinue Windows Phone OS.
Who gonna roll up all Windows Phone updates after that?
This phone is no doubt good but if it is priced too low to take over both Lumia 950 and 950XL then it will essentially sabotage the flagships of Lumia range and guess what if Lumia fails then be sure Microsoft would very soon drop Windows Phone from its portfolio.
And how is that not great for consumers? I really don't see an argument here. If the price is lower and the specs higher, it only means the 950 is overpriced. I don't mind this device. HP, you had me at Bang & Olufsen.
DoctorChessMaster, 02 Mar 2016What r u saying dude, unfamiliar. Search google for HP (HEWLETT PACKARD) LAPTOPS COMPUTERS ... moreYou got it all wrong mate, he was referring that oddball brand called LeTV as unfamiliar.
What r u saying dude, unfamiliar.
Search google for HP (HEWLETT PACKARD) LAPTOPS COMPUTERS etc. ONE of the 2 leading brands in laptops and desktop PC are Dell and HP
Anonymous, 24 Feb 2016THANK YOU HP....... Microsoft please take note of how to please your fans!!!The phone is great but I've to say right now HP surely has a rather crooked market policy. It buys OS licence from Microsoft but then instead of co-existing with Microsoft's own devices they try to destroy the market of Microsoft's devices. They tried to destroy the market of Surface Book by unveiling almost similarly specced but lower priced Spectre X360 and now they gonna try to sabotage the market of Lumia 950 and 950XL with this phone. Speak of absolute backstabbing market policy, these guys would receive an Oscar.
Jeff, 01 Mar 2016Well as far as I know there's a brand called LeTV who has unveiled a 6.33 inch Android smartph... morethnks mate...but the brand looks quite unfamilliar to me so i would not risk my money!!!
k e s h a v, 26 Feb 2016damn...if these specs is found in an android phone it will be the best one so far!!Well as far as I know there's a brand called LeTV who has unveiled a 6.33 inch Android smartphone with same specs (except that it has an IPS screen instead of OLED) but it is way too big, fat and bulky than Elite X3 and the brand is quite new in the market so I'm kinda skeptical about its quality and after sales service, other than that it is rumoured that ZTE X8 is gonna have the same specs and would have a 6 inch bezel-less screen.
Judging by the looks of this phone, one thing is quite clear. HP is clearly aiming for the business and corporate crowd. For youngsters the looks of this phone may not be that cool and flashy but yeah the simple look of this phone is perfect in business and corporate environment. This phone has the potential to appeal more matured customers who prefer more formal looking phones, most probably the ones who swear by their Blackberry right now would love to buy this phone.
engineersab, 29 Feb 2016This phone is dedicated to businessmen only.So do these Businessmen usually fly to Mars?
aireg, 28 Feb 2016it's already exist, look for zopo 8.not released yet! no qhd screen, only 32gb internal and 5.5'' screen only!
sklaus, 27 Feb 2016Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. 4 Gb ram and quadcore intel 2,3 cpu with a great price. not the same dude...no removable back, no gorilla glass 4,no qhd screen,low pixel density,intel atom is too weak vs sd820 and hp has a modules to connect to a pc or laptop!
4GB RAM and Snapdragon 820 on a Windows phone, holy mother of God, what the user of this phone gonna do with it, fly to Mars with all that power?
k e s h a v, 26 Feb 2016damn...if these specs is found in an android phone it will be the best one so far!!it's already exist, look for zopo 8.
k e s h a v, 26 Feb 2016damn...if these specs is found in an android phone it will be the best one so far!!Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML. 4 Gb ram and quadcore intel 2,3 cpu with a great price.