Stylish Vaio biz mobe is flying this way – ah, it's got Windows 10 inside

Shiny, shiny .. with a catch

Last year Sony offloaded its Vaio PC division and brand, and it was snapped up by a private equity outfit. The new owner promised to make luxury tech hardware that was irresistibly attractive. It's now unveiled its first Vaio phone, a stylish aluminium design, aimed at business people. What can go wrong? Well, nothing.

Apart from the fact that the phone runs Windows 10 mobile.

According to the specs, the "Phone Biz" (aka "Smartphone to accelerate the business") has a midrange Qualcomm Snapdragon (a 617) and a 5.5-inch 1080 pixel display. (A few more specs are on this page.)

It's priced at ¥50,000 which is under £300 (US$437). As you can tell from the name, this is for the Japanese market. You can register now for April delivery.

The under-new-management Vaio has continued to crank out laptops. So to recap, we can paraphrase Denis Healey's famous joke about Lord Owen and the Good Fairy: the Vaio Phone has charm, good looks and Windows 10 mobile inside.

What a pity. ®




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