Microsoft shows why Lumia smartphones are "the right choice for business"
posted by Florin T. / Jun 30, 2015, 10:36 AM
The video shows how a Lumia smartphone can help users throughout the day, from the moment they wake up. Checking your calendar, scheduling or re-scheduling events, reading and answering emails (at "record-breaking speed" with the Word Flow keyboard) - everything is easy. Microsoft Office, Cortana, OneDrive, and Microsoft's Mobile Device Management solutions are also very important. Plus, if you have other Windows devices (like a tablet or a PC), you can use them to continue the work you've started on your smartphone.
As you may notice, the handset used in the video - embedded below - is the Lumia 640 XL, which was recently launched in the US via AT&T. Costing $249 off contract, the 640 XL is a mid-range device with a 5.7-inch 720p display, LTE, 13 MP and 5 MP cameras (rear and front), quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of expandable storage space. Currently running Windows Phone 8.1, the Lumia 640 XL will soon be updated to Windows 10, which should make the device even more business-friendly. Of course, the 640 XL isn't the only Lumia that will be updated to Windows 10: all models that run Windows Phone 8.1 will get the new version of the OS.
What do you think, is Windows Phone a better choice for business than Android and iOS?
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We need a flagship....
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 10:55 AM 5
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I need my Lumia 1020 successor but I'll definitely take a Cityman or Talkman on T-Mobile.
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 11:32 AM 2
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I think this is trying to take a direct jab at the Blackberry Leap considering the Lumia 640 XL costs $250 and the Leap costs about $270 and both are trying to market themselves as entry level business devices. I would love to see a comparison battle between the two. They're obviously different sizes, but at their core they are both about productivity.
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 11:13 AM 6
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No google apps and right choice for buisness? BS
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 11:31 AM 1
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I know. Can't beat the iPhone without those Google apps.
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 1:36 PM 0
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So I guess this means the story they posted yesterday about Microsoft abandoning Windows for mobile is very false.
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 11:43 AM 0
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LOL , ok if you want to get lock in a m$ world. All those tools are free and available for you in a open source world.
posted on Jun 30, 2015, 2:09 PM 0
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Absolutely! I use my phone mainly for business use and Windows Phone matches my needs a lot better than Android. Everything is a lot easier and faster. Plus, my battery lasts a lot longer. I can't compare to IPhone, I didn't give it a try yet
posted on Jul 01, 2015, 1:33 AM 1
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I use Google apps heavily. I would only consider switching to WP if Google builds official apps for WP. I have even ported my number to Google Voice, so in order to get my voicemails, I need hangouts. If WP can't offer this ability, I can't use their platform.
posted on Jul 01, 2015, 9:48 AM 0
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