Brace Yourself For a New Microsoft Lumia 650 as a Work Phone

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Microsoft has just gone and announced a new phone in the shape of the Lumia 650, a device it claims is “the smart choice for your business”. Just cross your fingers that your IT guys don’t agree.

The new phone bristles with the functionality that enterprise customers might like, particularly built-in apps including Office and OneDrive. But users might thing differently: while it looks neat enough, with its 5-inch AMOLED display and aluminium casing, inside there’s just a Snapdragon 212 chipset to keep things moving. That means that many of the features included in modern Windows phones — like Continuum — aren’t supported.

The handset will cost $200 when it goes on sale later this week US, with a few sources putting the potential UK price at £150-£160 for a release date of February 18th. Let’s hope you don’t get lumbered with one at work. [Microsoft via The Verge]