It may sound like a crazy cowboy device, but the YEZZ Billy 4.7 with Windows Phone 8.1 appears to be much more modern than its “old west” name would suggest. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with quad CPUs at speeds of up to 1.2GHz, a 4.7-inch IPS screen with Asahi Dragontrail glass, 15GB of free cloud storage and a 2MP front camera and 8MP autofocus rear camera with flash, there’s a lot to this funny-named device.
And pre-orders for the phone just so happened to go live today. The YEZZ Billy 4.7 with Windows Phone 8.1 carries a $249 price tag.
The unlocked Billy 4.7 includes three interchangeable covers — red, white and blue — and is compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile and all of those carriers’ U.S.-based MVNOs.
The YEZZ Billy 4.7 includes Cortana, a Siri-like digital assistant who gets to know you, anticipates your needs, and respects your privacy. Our brief time with Cortana shows that Microsoft’s efforts actually perform better than Siri in many respects.
Cortana is the only smartphone assistant that can set reminders by people, time or location. For instance, going into the store and getting a reminder to “buy milk” is wild.
Pre-loaded with Microsoft Office, the Billy 4.7 provides access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents while on-the-go. Delivering a fast, HSPA+ internet experience capable with HSDPA+ 42.2 Mbps data speed, the Billy 4.7 is equipped with dual-SIM technology. Users can now streamline their business and personal needs with two separate phone lines.
The Billy 4.7 also has the featured benefits of Netflix streaming media and is the only phone with Xbox built-in for gaming, music and videos, you can stay connected to multiplayer action and achievements across screens, or bring your favorite movies, music and playlists wherever you go.
As a Windows Phone 8.1 device, Billy 4.7 also includes features such as Live Tiles that surface information important to you; Action Center, which show new activities and notifications at a glance; as well as a suite of features that takes the work out of managing data use, storage space and battery life. All of your Windows devices can be connected to OneDrive, allowing you to access your documents from almost anywhere with automatic uploading.
The YEZZ Billy 4.7 with Windows Phone 8.1 comes equipped with three interchangeable covers. And yes, it comes with Microsoft’s new Siri-like Cortana digital assistant.