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Nokia signs Spain's CaixaBank up for huge 30,000 Windows Phone deployment

Nokia has locked down a fairly juicy enterprise contract with Spain’s CaixaBank. This will see a whooping 30,000 Lumia devices rolled out across CaixaBank’s workforce. The Lumia 925 will be deployed as the first phase of this program, while employees will have a chance to get a deal on Nokia devices for friends and family as well. Tight integration with Office apps, NFC implementation, and strong encryption are just some of the reasons CaixaBank cited for their choice.

CaixaBank is already involved in the Windows Phone ecosystem with their own dedicated app, and obviously you can expect it to stick around with this new partnership.

We have any Spanish readers in the house? How many of you guys would like to see Windows Phones as the official handsets for your workplace?

Source: Nokia

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Nokia signs Spain's CaixaBank up for huge 30,000 Windows Phone deployment

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This is Great news Caixa Bank its one of the bigger Spanish Banks, and their app is been on the marketplace since the beginning of WP

Great job Nokia. It's good to see WP8 chuck out Android ! I would be very happy to see android fall because of the selfish attitude of Google towards Windows Phone users.

The keynote announcing wp8.1 starts at the earliest 8:30 am eastern USA time. That will be the announcement that it exists, what the features are, and any new phones that will carry it. Those new devices are going to ship with 8.1, but the update for your phone, whatever it is, depends on your carrier. Microsoft still has to send out developer updates. I wouldn't expect 8.1 for weeks to a few months. Unfortunately, these updates do not release like an apple update release.

2nd April, so tomorrow...but I'm surprised there are no leaks which usually happena lot the day before...then again we did practically get lots of leaks before, so guess nothing is left =P

I hope these guys are part of the purchase because they seem to have something that is beyond MSFT's employees : the ability to sell windows-based mobile devices to business. Wasn't delta part of a deal not log ago to have lumias too? and now this? Satya better own them.

I am from Barcelona. Caixabank (known as LaCaixa here) is the most important Catalan bank here, I myself have my account there, and have family working for them. It will be nice to see other Windows phones around other than mine lol

Caixabank (LaCaixa) I think is the third bank in size in Spain. This means a huge deal considering the size of the other two, specially Santander, among the top 3 in the world.

Im from spain. My workplace use too Nokia for business and all server ecosystem comes from Microsoft. Its an International Enterprise, JC'Decaux. Nokia is doing good.

Its not on national news yet but will probably make it to the digital papers later on tonight. Its great that such an important bank is behind WP, itll help spread the word, not only to clients through families but also through the banks clients. Maybe this way some of our other national banks will look at the example. Another huge company (Telefonica, biggest mobile operator in Europe...) also had a huge deal last year with Nokia, replacing all of the blackberries in the firm (some tens of thousands!)

sweet!!   getting more Windows Phone devices in more hands is super important.   That means those people are going to get experience with them, potentially talk about it with their friends, and perhaps even buy their own WP device when time comes to get one's own personal cell phone....

 

68.000 members around the world, but I think that others units already have WPs, these L520 and 1020 that I talked is about here in Brazil.

Nice job Nokia. Right before the buyout. That's Nokia devices. So the question is really should Microsoft be out doing deals such as this one, or should it be the manufacturer?. If its the later than Nokia will be the lone player. Lest on WP.

Muy bien!

My company is stingy. They don't give out any devices, it's all bring your own (Blackberry or iPhone). And they're a big bank! But they have even thrown the plants out of the offices to save money. Yeah, those people watering the plants are SO expensive.

i wish nokia though having a good reputation on the subcontinent of india having a fairly better rapport amongst the consumers against samsung goes ahead with its mobile ecosystem and grows.

the only thing stopping them is that they should have a global launch across the globe with the markets they have a good hold on like the spain,the uk, india,latin america,south america europe and etc rather than just launching in the united states first .

if they come across the contract and carrier barriers and launch the device on the set day and across their major markets they will have a get go to at their forte and increase their current market supply  to only where theres a huge demands cause hey the globe does not only contain china,us and japan. & india;; no hard feelings

the only boost for the consumers who are hesitating is loads and tons of marketing

 

wishes of a wp fan still stuck on android due to lack of dual sim wp phones

I'm from Barcelona spain.

well that's a nice deal for nokia.

but  i feel this deal with scepticism

many Spanish banks was/are having financial problems , the "crisis" is still impacting many lifes

caixa bank, like many Spaniards banks invoice you for a many commun banking operations, tranferts account fees, etc etc

 

and know they are buying high end devices for their employees ?

should not they optimise what they do with their money ?

 

there are so many banks today which do not make you pay for banking services, that seeying this one still doing soo, and making a deal for 30000 high ends smartphones, sounds like a lack of comun sense...
but most of the banks here in spain work like that:
- you have to pay for everything ( ING, and other “modern” banks are not like that)
-making some bank operations requires you signing plenty of docs, getting autorizations, waaiting for proceses to be done etc etc..

well I do not understand  hahaha they are able to keep on business working like that

I'm not with caixa bank  but i heard some friend complaining about caixa bank & cie