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Microsoft Preaches All-in-One Handsets

The software giant is pushing multi-function mobile devices and adding Sony Ericsson's Xperia X1 to its lineup

The business phone is dead and the industry must now come up with mobile devices that can both work hard and come out to play too, according to Microsoft.

Speaking at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Robbie Bach entertainment and device division president said: "People don't think of these as business devices. Frankly they don't think of them as personal devices. These are devices that span your life. They go from what you do at work to what you do at home and so the challenge for us in the industry is working out how to service that broad array of functionality."