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HP shows off Continuum with the Elite x3 in new videos

The HP Elite x3 is one of the most anticipated Windows phones of 2016. Announced back in February, bundles of the device and its accessories will begin shipping on August 29 in the US, and the company will begin selling it on HP.com on September 5. In other words, it's happening soon.

Squarely aimed at businesses, Continuum - the ability to plug a Windows phone into a screen and use it like a desktop PC, or in the Elite x3's case, a laptop as well - is one of the central features of the device. HP today released a trio of videos about the feature, showing viewers how to set it up.

The first is all about setting up the Desk Dock, which is similar in functionality to Microsoft's Lumia Display Dock. In theory, the two docks should be interchangeable with each other in terms of which devices can be used with them.

The other two videos focus on the Continuum feature itself. First, using the feature on a wired connection with the Desk Dock.

Finally, the third video focuses on setting up Continuum wirelessly. This is something that can be achieved on any Continuum-enabled device, as long as you have a Miracast adapter, which can be a dongle, Xbox One, Roku, a Windows 10 version 1607 PC, or any number of other devices.

Pre-orders for the Elite x3 have started up in various regions already. In fact, HP promised a global rollout for the end of July, so it may be shipping in certain markets already. Pricing in the US will be $699 for the device, or $799 for a bundle with the Desk Dock.

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