This one is certainly a big corporate deal that Nokia has got now in UK. Sports Direct, UK’s leading sports retailer has started to roll out Lumia 820 to its employees.The company has around 18,000 employees in the UK alone.

 It seems that the company has initially given Lumia 800 to many of their regional managers, but with onset of Lumia 820 and WP8 they want to make use of full power of Windows Phone integration.

Jay Lyford, IT Manager at Sports Direct has been speaking about the choices behind settling on the Nokia Lumia 820. “Over the past year or so, we’ve been pressed by the need for managers to be more connected on the go,” says Mr Lyford. “We needed to make sure they had the right devices, enabling managers to take pictures of stock and check, receive and send email on the road.”

“We have been using Nokia’s Lumia range of smartphones since they first launched in October 2011 as we were keen to get a foothold with the Windows Phone operating system,” added Mr Lyford. “We are a Microsoft house through and through and Nokia’s Lumia devices are perfectly suited to our needs.”

Lyford picks up on the benefits of Windows Phone 8, “Company Hub allows us to push vital apps, company updates and important communications to users’ devices. Quite simply the Nokia Lumia 820, working with the rest of our Microsoft environment, makes communication across the estate simple and delivers a great end-user experience”.

They also add that moving away from BlackBerry has given them chance to save some money and to drastically increase the number of email-capable phones in use.

“Moving away from BlackBerry meant we could give smartphones to more people because there were no more monthly licence fees to pay, or any increased monthly subscriptions,” explains Mr Lyford. “With yearly savings of approximately £14,400, we are now able to drastically increase the number of email-capable phones in use.”


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