In the past the business smartphone market was a no-go area for anyone but Research in Motion (RIM), which had traditionally dominated with its BlackBerry devices.
However, with the bring your own device (BYOD) trend and the ever-growing number of high-end smartphones on the market, the enterprise space is now a free-for-all, with Android and Apple giving RIM a run for its money.
Microsoft's launch of its Windows Phone 8 platform this week sees the firm keen to get in on the action too, with the Redmond giant touting the business credentials of the operating system as a key selling point.
So, kind people that we are here at V3, we've listed 10 of the best Windows Phone 8 business features to help you decide whether Microsoft's offering really has enterprise appeal.
10. The People app
The days when companies could ignore social media and block employees from using services like Facebook and Twitter are long gone.
In fact, in many ways Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook have become invaluable tools that help businesses to keep an eye on market developments, interact with customers and generally increase their online presence.
For this reason we've added Microsoft's People Hub to our top 10, as it offers a one-stop way to monitor and post on pretty much every social network under the sun.
The app does this by placing all posts and alerts from various social media services, like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn into one handy news feed, while all the services can be updated from the app directly too.
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