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Vaio unveils sleek 'Phone Biz' handset aimed at business users

Aimed at business users, Vaio has unveiled its first Windows Phone 10 device that borrows from Vaio's line of laptops.
Written by Jake Smith, Contributor on
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Vaio unveiled its first Windows 10 Mobile phone on Thursday, dubbing it the "Phone Biz" and aiming it at the enterprise market -- naturally.

The Phone Biz features an aluminum exterior with a 5.5-inch Full HD display, Snapgradon 617 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 16 of internal storage, up to 64GB microSD slot, 13-megapixel camera, LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 2800mAh battery. The body is put through a blasting process for a unique finish, and the screen is protected by tempered glass.

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Vaio is a former subsidiary of the Sony brand, until it cut the laptop brand for not generating profit. This is the first Windows handset to bear Vaio's name, and it's impressive to see Vaio's laptop styling incorporated.

Sony is heavily pushing the Windows 10's Continuum feature, which allows users to run the Windows OS on a desktop monitor or TV from the smartphone.

The PhoneBiz will be available for roughly $400 in Japan on NTT Docomo. There's no word on a US release.

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