HP’s Elite X3 Windows 10 Mobile phone to begin shipping on August 29th for $699, the company says

Laurent Giret

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the HP Elite x3, it seems that you won’t have to wait too much longer to buy what looks to be the best Windows phone of 2016. Last week, the premium handset started to be available to purchase in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands, but an HP representative shared today to Thurrott.com that the company’s business-oriented superphone will start shipping in the US on August 29.

Please find the full statement below:

The Elite x3, a single device that combines the power of the PC with the versatility of a tablet and the premium features you find on a smart phone, will begin rolling out across the globe at the end of the month. Here in the U.S., the x3 solution bundles are planned to begin shipping on August 29.

According to the report, the handset will be priced at $699 in the US, a price that will also include a premium headset. For those looking to use the phone with a Continuum dock, there will also be a $799 bundle including the handset plus its Desk Dock. Moreover, the company also plans to offer bundles that will also include the Mobile Extender, a lap dock that uses wireless technology to emulate a laptop experience.

Additionally, Windows Central has learned that the HP Elite x3 will be available in 47 countries across Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific regions. The handset will be available in a single or dual-SIM variant depending on the region, but HP has yet to reveal more details including the date of availability in all these countries.

While the phone is expected to be mostly targeted at business users, it’s good news to see that HP will make sure that many Windows enthusiasts will be able to get the Elite x3 if they want to. Let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to buying the new best Windows 10 Mobile phone in the coming weeks.