I found these words from our sponsor: "The motorola edge 20 and edge 20 lite Business Edition devices are designed specifically to meet the needs of today's enterprises. Stay safer and up to date with two Android OS updates and three years of monthly security patches."
Yes, it really did have Motorola with a small m, which was remarkably modest. And I'm sure monthly security patches are welcome. But it's just a shame they have to occur every month.
The next sentence was intriguing but may not please all grammarians: "motorola edge 20 and edge 20 lite Business Edition devices are secured by ThinkShield for mobile, a comprehensive set of hardware and software security features, and is Android Enterprise Recommended."
In essence, then, what makes a business phone a business phone is, according to Motorola, security.
I always worry when any tech company promises security. It seems painfully clear that this is a promise best left as a mobile goal, rather than a nirvana attained.
These Business Edition phones are designed to be sold to businesses in bulk. It's wise, then, to emphasize the security at their heart.
It does, though, incite another question or two. Why aren't all phones equally secure? Would it really necessitate a price premium just to give you what you might actually expect as a norm? And talking of price, is the price the other main selling point of the Business Edition against the iPhone 13?
The Edge 20 lite Business Edition may, indeed, be a fine phone. Motorola is, indeed, gaining market share. And many will want it to become more of a competitor in what often seems a very limited race to dominance.
But if you're going to be a change agent, change something radically. Offer a business phone that won't work after 7 p.m., for example.
What do you mean no corporation would ever buy that? Aren't they all about empathy these days?