Motorola and Microsoft have announced two new features for corporate Motorola ThinkPhone users: fully integrated support for Windows 365 cloud capabilities and Push To Talk integration with the Walkie Talkie feature on Microsoft Teams.
Underneath the signature design, the Thinkphone is also tough like a Thinkpad, with Aramid Fiber Inlay, Aluminum Frame, Gorilla Glass Victus screen, MIL-Spec (MIL STD 810H) rating and IP68 dust/water resistance.
Kurt Bonnici, Head of Motorola Greater Asia Pacific commented
“Motorola’s collaboration with Microsoft enables us to expand what’s possible with the ThinkPhone. Enhanced capabilities will allow ThinkPhone users to bring the experience of Windows 365 to their workstations via their mobile device”.
“By connecting to a larger display and pairing a bluetooth keyboard and mouse, users will now be able to access their Windows 365 cloud PC and applications from anywhere with a full PC like experience. This is a real game changer when it comes to mobile productivity.”
Windows 365 combines the power and security of the Microsoft cloud with the versatility and simplicity of the PC. Integrating this capability with the ThinkPhone theoretically gives you a full-fledged cloud PC without needing a laptop.
To take advantage of the Windows 365 integration and stream the Windows from the cloud using a ThinkPhone you’d still need a USB-C monitor, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
The ThinkPhone features a programmable Thinkpad iconic Red Key button on the side. By programming the Red Key, this feature triggers the Walkie Talkie app in Microsoft Teams, making it easy to instantly communicate with specific teams or departments at once using Teams Channels.
Windows 365 support via Moto Connect and the Walkie Talkie feature in Microsoft Teams will be available for the ThinkPhone by Motorola in the coming weeks. The Walkie Talkie app is already included in the Teams frontline license.