Samsung: New Galaxy phones are built for enterprise use

It's pitching the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge as popular, stylish -- and secure -- alternatives for businesspeople who might otherwise be thinking about iPhones.

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Smartphone makers are targeting the enterprise market like never before, unleashing a slew of third-party productivity and management apps for both end users and IT shops.

Amid all the recent moves, Samsung has made the biggest play: At Mobile World Congress (MWC) in early March, the company announced that it would deploy software from the likes of Google, BlackBerry, Oracle, Citrix and Microsoft in its stylish new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge devices.

Microsoft's Office 365 suite is even due to be available on the two smartphones, set to be used behind Samsung's Knox security and management firewall, Samsung officials said at MWC. That move echoes Microsoft's decision to offer Office for the iPad and other devices and highlights the company's focus on expanding the ecosystem for its successful productivity software.

Both of Samsung's new phones have 5.1-in. displays and are due to ship on April 10 in 20 countries, including the U.S.

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