March 5, 2015 10:06 am

MWC15: In case you missed it

As always, the annual Mobile World Congress proved a busy affair for the mobile-tech industry. Microsoft was there, of course, and in case you missed it, here’s a recap.

As always, the annual Mobile World Congress proved a busy affair for the mobile-tech industry. Microsoft was there, of course, and in case you missed it, here’s a recap.

Microsoft @MWC 2015: Webcast replay

We started our coverage of Mobile World Congress with a live webcast. Thousands tuned in to watch Stephen Elop, executive vice president of the Microsoft Devices Group, reveal the latest devices and speak of Microsoft’s mission to “empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.”

Free up the next 38 minutes in your calendar and head over to the link above to watch the video replay.

Achieve more with Microsoft and Lumia

Also don’t forget to read Stephen Elop’s guest post where he talks about the new Lumia devices, the upcoming Windows 10, the new AT&T Office Suite for small-to- medium-sized businesses, and how Microsoft has moved from a device-centric to a people-centric company.

New Lumia smartphones

Microsoft announced two new affordable smartphones at Mobile World Congress this year: the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL.

Both devices give people the flexibility to do more, anywhere, at any time.

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The Lumia 640 has a 5-inch HD display, an 8-megapixel camera, a long-lasting 2500 mAh battery and fast LTE connectivity.

The Lumia 640 XL offers a 5.7-inch HD display, a 13-megapixel camera with ZEISS optics, an even longer-lasting 3000 mAh battery and fast LTE connectivity also.

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Both are preloaded with Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Denim Update, and both are will be upgradable to Windows 10 when it becomes available later in the year.

Our launch post for the Lumia 640 can be found here, while the Lumia 640 XL post can be found here.

For a more visual look at the new devices, feast your eyes on the accompanying Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL image galleries found here and here, respectively.

Your Lumia is your Office

How can you make your work, well, work for you?

Each Lumia smartphone is equipped with everything you need to break free from the desk and work on the go should you need to.

With the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, customers have a one-year personal subscription to Office 365, giving you greater flexibility to do whatever you need to do, wherever you need to do it.

In this post we show you what’s available, from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, and free 1 terabyte OneDrive storage.

You also receive 60 minutes of Skype Unlimited Worldwide calling per month to landlines in more than 60 countries and to mobile phones in eight countries.

Microsoft wins at Mobile World Congress 2015

At the 20th Global Mobile Awards 2015, Microsoft walked away with the award for the Best Mobile Tablet for the Surface Pro 3.

But that’s not all.

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Microsoft also picked up another nine awards, including the Top Pick of Mobile World Congress 2015 from Expert Reviews, PC Pro and Tom’s Guide for the Lumia 640 XL, and Best of Mobile World Congress 2015 from Trusted Reviews for the Lumia 640.

The innovative Universal Foldable Keyboard was also awarded Best of Mobile World Congress 2015 and 2015 Top Pick awards by TechnoBuffalo and Übergizmo.

Windows Central also awarded the Lumia 640, Lumia 640 XL and Universal Foldable Keyboard the 2015 Top Pick award.

To find out more about what happened this week at Mobile World Congress, hit the links above. Alternatively, you can find all the content with our MWC15 tag.