HP is wading back into the smartphone space, but the Elite x3 is no ordinary phone. Running Windows 10, it’s built around Continuum, Microsoft’s system for running near-full Windows apps on a mobile device.
So, while the Elite x3 is a capable smartphone in its own right – not to mention the first we’ve seen to run Windows on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 – it also has a selection of docks.
A desktop dock connects up to a display and full-sized peripherals, while HP will also have a notebook-scale laptop in the vein of Motorola’s peripherals for the ATRIX. They’ll go on sale this summer.