BlackBerry used to be the platform of choice when it came to enterprises and governments, but perhaps with the Canadian company starting to lag behind the competition, businesses and governments started to swap them out for something a bit more modern.
However it seems that Nokia (and we guess Microsoft by extension) has started to gain some traction in the business world with the Windows Phone platform as they have recently managed to sign Spain’s CaixaBank as a partner.
The partnership will see Nokia provide the bank with 30,000 Nokia Lumia devices which will be distributed to the bank’s employees. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be the device of choice and it seems that employees will also get the opportunity to get a deal on the handset for their friends and family members who might be interested in it as well.
According to CaixaBank, they cite reasons such as tight integration with Office apps (such as Exchange, Sharepoint, and Lync Communications), NFC implementation, and strong encryption as some of the reasons that they decided to go with Nokia. The bank also has their own dedicated Windows Phone app which we guess strengthens their reasoning.
Could this be a sign of what’s to come for Windows Phone’s future? We can only hope but what do you guys think? Are those reasons a good enough reason for enterprises and governments to potentially start adopting the Windows Phone platform?