Microsoft x Motorola design a pocket PC with ThinkPhone

The Microsoft features should be available on ThinkPhone in the following weeks.

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  • Teams Walkie Talkie functionality and Windows 365 Cloud are coming to ThinkPhone.
  • The features will transform the device into a fully-fledged PC pocket.
  • Motorola says the features will be released in the following weeks.

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Are you a fan of pocket PCs? Or miniPCs that you can take everywhere and use on the spot? In this case, we have good news for you: Microsoft has partnered up with Motorola to design ThinkPhone, which is, essentially, a smartphone with PC capabilities.

According to the press release, ThinkPhone is getting two major Microsoft features: Windows 365 and Teams Walkie Talkie functionality. The two features will effectively turn the phone into a mini PC ready to be used for professional and work-related matters.

Together, Motorola and Microsoft are announcing two new features for ThinkPhone users so they can work from anywhere: fully integrated support for Windows 365 cloud capabilities and Push To Talk integration with the Walkie Talkie feature on Microsoft Teams. With these enhancements, the ThinkPhone has become the ideal phone for the modern workplace.


ThinkPhone is a smartphone designed for business, in the first place, and it comes from the Lenovo manufacturer, which is a company known for its high-end gaming and professional-oriented laptops. So, it’s only natural that ThinkPhone would borrow elements from more hardware-based devices to suit the needs of every business customer.

In fact, both Motorola and Microsoft promise that ThinkPhone will give you a complete PC experience on the go.

ThinkPhone – a pocket PC with smartphone features

ThinkPhone will become a pocket PC by using Windows 365 cloud capabilities. This means that you can turn your smartphone into a PC whenever you need it to be a PC. According to the press release, this way, you’ll be able to work from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.

And you’ll also be able to connect it to a larger display, as ThinkPhone supports connections with a USB-C® cable3, and a Bluetooth® keyboard and mouse4. This will allow you to fully experience the Windows 365 integration.thinkphone pocket pc

Even more, by connecting it to larger monitors, ThinkPhone can turn from a pocket PC to a full-fledged PC to use, especially in IT departments.

Peripherals such as the Lenovo Professional Wireless Rechargeable Combo Keyboard and Mouse, and Lenovo Go Wireless ANC Headset will allow every user to fully experience a complete Windows PC in the shape of a phone.

Both Microsoft and Motorola believe that using ThinkPhone this way will greatly reduce the costs for any business, and it will also motivate and encourage mobility and flexibility.

ThinkPhone’s specs – is it worth it?

ThinkPhone comes with some of the latest features in the smartphone industry, including the premium Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor. Here are some of its most important features:

  • Aramid fiber design
  • Gorilla® Glass Victus
  • An IP68¹ underwater protection rating
  • Snapdragon® 8+ Gen 1
  • 6.6” FHD+ display
  • 5,000 mAh battery
  • 68W TurboPower charger that can charge both the ThinkPhone and Lenovo laptops
  • 50MP Ultra Pixel camera

The full list of specifications should be released in the following days. ThinkPhone’s new Microsoft features will be released globally in the following weeks, too. So if you’re in need of a mobile device for work, this might be it.

But do let us know your opinion about it in the comments section below.

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