[German]Hewlett Packard is still selling the HP Elite x3, a Windows 10 based higher end smartphone. But it seems this product is a kind of ‘lame duck’ or ‘dead horse’, because it has reached end of life – just one year after HP introduced this smartphone in Spring 2016.
No parts to repair this phone
If somebody owns a HP Elite x3 smartphone, he should take care about it like an egg. Because, something is broken (for instance the display), there are no more parts available for repair. So the HP Elite x3 is a kind of EEP (expensive electronics waste).
HP’s external forum expert Michael Bormann pointed me a few days ago to a German HP forum post. A user broke the display of his Elite x3 and he asked within the HP forum, where to get repair parts. After searching internal data bases, Michael Bormann came back with a bad news: HP doesn’t produce the Elite X3 anymore.
So repair parts are out of stock. The life time (for sales) of this gadget has be just one year (from the point of reparability). I’ve had published a German blog post about that a few days ago.
Addendum: Stop of sale at November 1, 2017?
Today I stumbled upon this MSPU post mentions the ‘end of life’ of the HP Elite x3, because HP has set to end sales of the HP Elite x3 on the 1st November 2017. They cited this German post from site windowsunited.de. Well, it confirms my earlier posting that the HP Elite x3 is dead due to missing parts to repair a broken device. So buying such a phone, is similar to throwing money out of the window.