Microsoft acquires email app Acompli in $200 mn

Microsoft stated that it is buying the mobile email management application Accompli. The deal is worth more than $200 million.

The deal will allow Microsoft in helping the users to easily manage their mail on handsets using Google Android or Apple iOS operating systems.

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“The Accompli team is passionate about this quest. Their app provides innovative ways to focus on what’s important in your inbox, to schedule meetings, and work with attachments and files.” said Rajesh Jha, vice president, Microsoft.

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The Accompli app sorts out user’s inbox, giving priority to the messages that may be the most important. It combines this with filters and other features which gives users control of their mail.

Microsoft says it wants to build on the app’s success and collaborate it with the work already being done by the Outlook team.

Recently Microsoft also revealed the Lumia 535, first smartphone without Nokia branding. It is a dual SIM smartphone which is priced at Rs 8,400.

Lumia 535 has similar design to Lumia 530 which was launched earlier in 2014. The smartphone has rounded corners and a coloured back cover.

The device boasts a 5 inch qHD IPS LCD display with 960 x 540 pixel resolution and 220 ppi. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad-core processor paired with 1GB RAM.

The device has a 5MP rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash and a 5MP front-facing camera and comes with 8GB internal storage and supports microSD card slots of up to 128GB for expansion.

The Lumia 535 runs on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update and supports Cortana voice assistant. On the connectivity front it has 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and A-GPS. It is fueled up by a 1905mAH battery.

 

Vishal Kawadkar

editor@gizmolead.com

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