VAIO's interesting Windows 10-based Phone Biz not coming to the US

VAIO's interesting Windows 10-based Phone Biz not coming to the US
Last week, VAIO announced its second smartphone ever: the Phone Biz. Unlike the company's first smartphone (from last year), which is based on Android and isn't particularly interesting, the new handset runs Windows 10, and offers relatively attractive features, as well as a premium build quality, being made out of metal.

VAIO mentioned that the Phone Biz would be available starting April in Japan, but it didn't say anything about other markets - until now. According to VAIO US, the company currently has no plans to launch the device stateside, despite the fact that it is selling laptops here. Most probably, since it's a new player in the smartphone space, for now, VAIO wants to sell handsets only in its home country (Japan).

Besides Windows 10 (which includes Cortana and Microsoft Continuum), the highlight features of the VAIO Phone Biz include a 5.5-inch 1080p display, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. In Japan, the new smartphone will cost around $430, unlocked. You can take a look at the VAIO Phone Biz in the slideshow below. It's a pity that Windows 10 phones like this one aren't widely available, isn't it?

source: VAIO (Twitter) via Windows Central


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