Last week, Microsoft started selling the year old HP Elite x3 with support for Verizon Wireless, something many Windows phone fans on Verizon have been holding out for for quite some time. Problem is, the Verizon Wireless model of the Elite x3 came a year too late, after Microsoft confirmed Windows 10 Mobile is no longer a focus for the company.
So we want to know, are you even interested in an HP Elite x3 that supports Verizon Wireless? Many Windows phone fans are done with the platform now that Microsoft has confirmed it isn't focused on bringing any new hardware of consumer features to devices. The Verizon Elite x3 is a device aimed primarily at business customers, so are consumers interested?
Users on the Windows Central forum are already talking about this very topic, whether the Elite x3 on Verizon is worth the $599 price tag and if you should buy it. Buying any Windows phone in 2017 would be a crazy idea considering Microsoft itself has put Windows 10 Mobile in "end of life" mode, where the only updates the platform is expected to receive are minor enterprise related features and security patches/bug fixes.
Of course, if you aren't looking for new features or new app updates when it comes to your smartphone, Windows 10 Mobile is still a great option. It still has the best home screen experience of any mobile platform, a great notifications center and continues to perform great on the Snapdragon 820. The problem I have is the HP Elite x3 is a year old, rocking specs from last year, and is on sale for $599. That's expensive for a year-old device.
So make sure you head to our forums and let us know your thoughts on Windows 10 Mobile and the HP Elite x3 on Verizon Wireless!
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Microsoft's cloud will power CES 2021
CES is going all-digital next year, and it's tapping Microsoft to power the experience. Microsoft and CTA announced today that Microsoft services like Teams, Azure, and Power Platform will all be used to put together next year's show.
Xbox Smart Delivery Games List
The full list of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S titles committed to Smart Delivery support, and other free visual upgrade offers headed into next-generation consoles.
Xbox game store pages are still a nightmare for non-English speaking users
Microsoft's push for global gaming is still set back by this basic feature disparity.
Buying a Surface Duo? These are the best accessories (so far)
A revolutionary form factor requires new accessories. Enhance your dual-screen Microsoft Surface Duo experience with these must-have add-ons for early buyers.