1. Viipottaja's Avatar
    Was just wondering what can MS Windows phones for business really mean _in terms of hardware_? Sure, they could introduce a model or two with a hardware qwerty. But those are, a bit of a dying breed, even if BB is trying to keep the segment alive.

    What else?

    The "value phones" - segment has also in business been where MS has had most success. One would think this will continue to be the case. So not that.

    Flagship phones - one would think this segment phones are also fantastic phones for business, including full support for continuum. So not that.

    So what is is going to be (again, besides a niche qwerty phone)? Some new form factor? Perhaps, but is there any real room for those anymore? Bending folding screens perhaps, allowing for more productive use of Office suite?

    Thoughts? :)

    ps. Trying to differentiate through software could be possible but risky - if value phones are what most businesses want to provide to their employees, those phones should have full business productivity software support too.
    07-10-2015 10:46 AM
  2. ygtgngr's Avatar
    Business phone can be anything maybe a though phone for constructions or an encrypted phone for internal communications. Most probably they will support Continuum. They can have little projectors implemented. We can make many speculations about them. But, you're right about the point that many business owners will probably choose the flagship phones...
    07-10-2015 10:55 AM
  3. Viipottaja's Avatar
    True. Then again, a tought phone would be a niche of a niche - would not seem to fit into the "focused but impactful portfolio of products" strategy.

    Right now can't see anything other than a qwerty phone of some kind, perhaps a phablet with a keyboard cover.. but why would that again be "business" particularly?

    Anyway, I think their strategy on the device portfolio is not yet well formulated.
    07-10-2015 01:00 PM

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