The New Microsoft Lumia 650 is All About Business

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Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 650 Windows 10 phone, and the device is very much geared toward business users.

"I’ve had an opportunity to talk with our business customers as well as our Windows fans and something that consistently comes up is that this ever expanding mobile world is quickly becoming chaotic," says Microsoft's Samuli Hänninen. "It’s in that spirit that we designed the Lumia 650 to bring first class to business class; giving our customers the best of Microsoft productivity and security, all wrapped in a beautiful slim package. By providing a consistent experience across PC and phone through the power of Windows 10, we think professionals and Windows fans alike will love using it every day."

"The Lumia 650 fits perfectly into the enterprise with built-in support for Microsoft business applications, new third party Universal Windows Applications like Uber, and one click setup of common everyday tools like Office 365. It also allows IT to test the latest Windows 10 Mobile updates against critical line of business systems and apps, before you distribute to end users via MDM," Hänninen says. "It’s secure by design and keeps company and personal data safer with features like device encryption and device wipe. These features allow businesses peace of mind, knowing important information in emails and files are protected from threats and empowers employees to use one device for work and play."

As some have pointed out, the Lumia 650 is missing some Windows 10 feature,such as the Continuum Display Dock or biometric authentication.

The device comes and black and matte white. It's currently available in some European markets for $199 USD . It's unclear when it might be available here in the U.S.

Images via YouTube, Microsoft

Chris Crum
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