Computer maker HP has entered the smartphone market with a high-end Windows 10 phone.
The move might be labeled as a good fit for HP, as the new phone includes Microsoft’s Continuum feature, which allows users to connect the phone to a monitor, keyboard and mouse and run desktop apps through the phone.
Announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, the HP Elite x3 requires a docking station to connect to the phone to peripherals. The phone itself features a 6-inch screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 16-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera.
Aside from being able to slip the phone into the HP dock for desktop use, HP is also offering a laptop shell that the phone can plug into for on-the-go computing.
Dion Weisler, president and CEO said in a press release said commercial mobility is primed for disruption.
“The HP Elite x3 is a revolutionary mobile platform that enables mobility and computing to come together in a truly meaningful way,” Weisler said. “Together with the strength of our partners, we’re propelling the industry forward and turning the promise of mobile productivity into a reality for customers.”
Shares of HP were up 3 percent in early trading Monday to $10.64. The embattled computer maker is set to unveil fourth-quarter earnings on Wednesday.