Microsoft shows why Lumia smartphones are "the right choice for business"

Microsoft shows why Lumia smartphones are
Microsoft today published a promo video to tell us why its Lumia Windows Phone handsets are "the right choice for business."

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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24 Comments

1. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

We need a flagship....

7. rsiders

Posts: 2018; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

I need my Lumia 1020 successor but I'll definitely take a Cityman or Talkman on T-Mobile.

17. NateAdam8

Posts: 439; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Yes all the way, I agree with Goku.

2. waddup121 unregistered

We do indeed.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Of course we do.

4. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

Windows 10 will be so tightly integrated it makes sense for business to use windows phones. Even the UI is extremely similar, especially in the new builds.

5. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2488; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

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.

23. shapeshifter0071

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

meanwhile android beats around the bush and is now a saturated market going downhill time for a symbian style OS change

6. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

No google apps and right choice for buisness? BS

11. brrunopt

Posts: 742; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

LOL ...

13. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

I know. Can't beat the iPhone without those Google apps.

22. shapeshifter0071

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

google apps su ck, microsoft is much better and supports all platforms unlike scroogle

15. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

What exactly Google offer for business(yeah you spell it wrong)? Or Google is just good for buisness?

8. LordCaedus

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

So I guess this means the story they posted yesterday about Microsoft abandoning Windows for mobile is very false.

16. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

The story never says that the article PA say this even if Microsoft go for Android it will be Google free!

21. shapeshifter0071

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

obviously see how poor Lollipop is ,rather get back Java and symbian than that crap Windows is awesome so far,still has room for improvement but beats the crap of android

9. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

needs a flagship lvl device with competive spec

10. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It crashs all the time on my iPad Air 2, the app get 2 out of 10

12. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

Its A Bb or MS phone. If you are into the pic taking. Get a Lumia, I mean Microsoft phone,

14. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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.

20. shapeshifter0071

Posts: 4; Member since: Jul 01, 2015

yeah you even get free malware,lag,lack of updates,poor optimisation how awesome is that

18. jojon

Posts: 437; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

absolutely Lumia with buisness. With W10 to come and ofcourse...Continuim, that will change all

19. holydemon6

Posts: 19; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

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

24. tokuzumi

Posts: 1962; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

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.

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