VAIO Phone Biz is a sleek Windows 10 Phone with Continuum
VAIO announces its first Windows 10 smartphone in Japan
Microsoft is getting a lot of support from Japanese manufacturers for its mobile efforts. Today the former Sony subsidiary VAIO has announced its first smartphone based on Windows 10 Mobile. The Phone Biz offers decent specs and features in a sleek aluminum package, and targets business users with its ability to connect to a large screen and act like a Desktop PC.
The phone’s processor is not among the post powerful on the market right now, but the Snapdragon 617 is capable enough to support Continuum for Phones. VAIO Phone Biz connects to a TV/monitor by using WiFi and then with a keyboard and mouse using Bluetooth.
VAIO is a popular manufacturer of high-end laptops with exceptional build quality, and the Phone Biz continues that trend. Thanks to its aluminum construction, sleek and elegant body, better than average specs, the Phone Biz may be a good proposition for the niche Windows Phone market.
VAIO Phone Biz has a 5.5-inch LCD HD screen, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 13MP rear camera, dual-SIM functionality, USB 2.0 OTG, 2800 mAh battery, and LTE connectivity.
The phone will be offered in Japan, SIM-free, for the price of ¥50,000 ($425), and locked to the NTT Docomo’s network. There is no word on whether the VAIO Phone Biz will hit the US or some other countries.