It looks like HP is taking its business focus with the Elite x3 seriously by branching out with a new mobile barcode scanner option for the handset.
The setup can be seen on HP's "Mobile Solutions" site for retail customers, appearing under the 6-inch Mobile Solution category.
HP describes what it simply labels that "HP Elite x3 Mobile Retail Solution" as follows:
Enable optimal customer experience, associate productivity, and manager agility with the HP Elite x3 Mobile Retail Solution, a Windows handheld and barcode scanner that switches to a full PC.
The HP Elite x3 is already a solid business device thanks to its high-end specs, Continuum support, and desktop app virtualization through the HP Workspace software.
With all of that, adding in a way for retail customers to further take advantage of the Elite x3 seems like a no-brainer. And given that the x3's Pogo pins could open up a whole world of attachments, it'll be interesting to see what kinds of other add-ons we see cropping up in the future.