Last month, HP confirmed that the Elite x3 would begin shipping in the US in bundles that include accessories like the Desk Dock on August 29. The company promised a global rollout of the device itself by the end of July.
While the August 29 date remains accurate, the company says that it will begin selling the Windows 10 Mobile device at HP.com on September 5. HP issued the following statement to Neowin:
The US HP.com website is one of many channels we use for our commercial solutions. So the August 29th date is accurate. But for the US HP.com site, orders will begin on September 5.
The statement doesn't refer to the original release date for the end of July; it's not immediately clear if any retailers are shipping the device in the US just yet.
HP has opened up pre-orders for its Windows phone in various markets already. It started in the UK, where customers could pre-order the Elite x3 in mid-July for £680. A few days later, the company would allow Swedish customers to pre-order, and in August, Australians.
The Elite x3 - aimed squarely at businesses - is HP's entry into the Windows 10 Mobile market. Packing a Snapdragon 820 chipset, 4GB RAM, 64GB of onboard storage, and a 5.96" 1440p AMOLED display, many have referred to it as a 'superphone', also because of the Continuum-centric accessories that the firm has introduced, such as the Lap Dock.
Fans of Microsoft's mobile platform have been waiting for the Elite x3 for some time though. It was announced back in February at Mobile World Congress with a vague "summer 2016" release date attached, although the company confirmed to Neowin that it was aiming for August. If you're one of the many who are anxious to get your hands on one, you can rest easy knowing that we're in the home stretch.
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