Published On: Mon, Feb 15th, 2016

Microsoft’s New Lumia 650 Is A $199 Windows 10 Phone

Microsoft denounced a initial Lumia phones using Windows 10 behind in October, and currently it offering adult a third and most cheaper variant.

If final year’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL looked considerable — considerable for phones using on a ‘dead’ height — afterwards a Lumia 650, that was outed today, is a bill version, entrance in as it does during $199 — distant cheaper than a $549 and $649 of a 950 and 950 XL.

That $199 gets you five-inch OLED screen, eight- and five-megapixel cameras and a front and back, and a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 212 that doesn’t support Microsoft’s ‘Continuum ‘ phone-to-PC feature.

The Redmond-based association is billing a device as a business phone that represents an affordable approach to get Windows 10 into your workforce’s slot — “the intelligent choice for your business.”

But, but, but, but… we unequivocally have to ask if that’s a best use of corporate money, during this point.

TechCrunch’s Natasha Lomas explained last month that Windows Phone is strictly an “ex-platform.” Microsoft’s phone-based income plummeted by 49 percent, with quarterly sales dropping from 10.5 million units to 4.5 million over one year. Even CEO Satya Nadella conceded that numbers have left south given “our plan change announced in Jul 2015.”

Yet, here we are, weeks later, with what seems like a good looking, able and wallet-friendly release. Another Windows Phone that we won’t and (since app developers caring about either a eyeballs — and companies have long shifted to bring-your-own-device) shouldn’t buy.

There have been rumors that Microsoft is scheming a use phone and that this is a final Lumia device we’ll see. That’s formed on a association relocating a once-independent Lumia group into a Surface team. As, a Microsoft authority, explained though, during this indicate nobody knows what inclination that new operative attribute will furnish so all a conjecture is moot.

Judging Microsoft on a here and now: a Lumia 650 looks fine, yet a Windows Phone diversion is all yet over.

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