microsoft_lumia_650Just the other day, Microsoft unveiled the Lumia 650. The device wasn’t particularly impressive in the specs department, and the reason why many were so eager for it was because it was supposedly the last Lumia device for 2016, and possibly ever. However if it is the last Lumia device, one feature was missing: Continuum.

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If you were hoping for a budget device with the feature, you’d be out of luck and Microsoft has since come forward with an explanation as to why. According to Microsoft, “With the Lumia 650, our goal was to create a beautiful device that’s affordable for businesses to buy and deploy…in this price range we are giving customers smart business tools, including seamless Office and OneDrive integration and Cortana, so users can stay productive and synced across all Windows 10 devices.”

They then add that if Continuum was a feature that they wanted, they suggested that customers look towards their current flagship handsets, the Lumia 950 and the Lumia 950 XL. “We encourage users looking for Continuum productivity features to explore the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.”

For those unfamiliar with the feature, Continuum basically turns your Windows 10 Mobile handset into a computer when connected to a larger screen. Given that Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile sort of share the same OS, the idea is that if you needed more productivity, you could easily get it without the need for another device, or at least to a certain extent.

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