The Nokia Lumia 1520 is Microsoft's answer to phablet fans who need a Windows-based business workhorse.
The phablet was originally scheduled for a pre-Black Friday release, but AT&T and Microsoft announced today (Nov. 22) that buyers will have to wait until Dec. 2 to get their hands on the new Nokia Lumia 1520 — however, the supersized phablet is worth the wait.
Available in white, black, red and yellow, the Lumia 1520 is packed with capabilities for serious work and play.
Here are the top three features of the Lumia 1520 for business users.
1. Massive screen with built-in Microsoft Office
The mega-sized Lumia 1520 sports a massive, 6-inch display, giving business users enough screen real estate to get things done. The full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution also delivers outstanding readability indoors and outdoors.
Powered by Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 1520 is equipped with enterprise-level security and the customizable Live Tile interface. The lock screen displays any missed calls or messages, while the Live Tile home screen refreshes with updates from social networks, news sites and compatible services, so users never miss a beat.
The Lumia 1520 comes with Microsoft Office pre-installed, enabling business users to work on Word documents, Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations on their smartphones. No formatting is lost when transferring files to your phone, and documents can be saved right onto SkyDrive so users can pick up right where they left off.
Additional Microsoft business applications are also built into the Lumia 1520, such as Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, and Web conferencing and instant messaging client Lync.
2. Built for performance
As a productivity powerhouse, the Lumia 1520 is built to withstand regular users and workaholics alike. It runs on the 2.2-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor for ultra-fast performance.
The Lumia 1520 also features a battery life that outlasts most phablets. In a recent LAPTOP test, the Lumia 1520's 3,400 mAh battery kept the device running for an entire 11 hours and 28 minutes of LTE Web browsing. Wireless charging is also available via the optional accessory cover.
Always making phone calls? The Lumia 1520 has a maximum talk time of 24 hours on 3G connections, and 20 hours on 2G.
3. Stunning photography
For businesses that use their phones to take and share photos online, the Lumia 1520 is a friend.
The Lumia 1520 boasts of a 20 megapixel Dual LED flash camera that produces rich photos for social media, website content or ecommerce. The phablet is also equipped with PureView technology — Nokia's floating lens imaging technology — which results in sharp, high-quality photos, whether taken indoors, outdoors, in low light or at nighttime.
Photos can be organized using Nokia Storyteller. Exclusive photo editing tools are also available to add captions, filters and other creative effects.
The Lumia 1520 is currently available on AT&T with a budget-friendly $99.99 price tag on a two-year contract.
Originally published on BusinessNewsDaily.