HP has canceled plans to build out a line of Windows phones due to Microsoft’s general disinterest in continuing to battle Google and Apple on mobile. Nick Lazaridis, president of the EMEA regions at HP, told The Register that HP decided “it doesn’t make sense” to continue making Windows phones because Microsoft “decided on a change in strategy” and is now “less focused” on Windows mobile.

Last year, HP waded into the Windows phone world with a high-end device called the Elite x3. It was supposed to act as a phone, laptop, and desktop, using a series of docks, and was targeted primarily at serious business users who always want to have all of their files with them. Lazaridis said that HP had planned to create a “number of products” in…

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