Nokia Lumia 900 choice of Los Angeles based Woodcraft Rangers

While the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone was the fleet phone of choice for Bridgestone Australia, the Nokia Lumia 900 has been tapped as the phone for the Woodcraft Rangers. What is a Woodcraft Ranger you ask?

Woodcraft Rangers (opens in new tab) is a Los Angeles, California based non-profit organization that provides educational and enrichment programs to over 16,500 youths from in-need neighborhoods. Founded in 1922, the Woodcraft Rangers provides after school programs for children in kindergarten through high school.

Why the Lumia 900? The organization was looking for an option to re-purpose their Blackberry servers in order to save money and needed an efficient, easy to use option that could integrate with existing IT infrastructure. David Lara, IT Administrator for Woodcraft Rangers stated,

"Additionally, our site coordinators like the big, bright Live Tiles, the Lumia's large screen and we liked the seamless integration to our Office Suite."

The sturdy construction of the Lumia 900 also stood out to Lara. Ultimately the organization opted for the Cyan Lumia 900 for its ninety employees. According to Lara the Cyan color was preferred over the black because the cyan stood out more, making the phone easier to find.

Source: MSNBC (opens in new tab); Thanks, erichon99, for the tip!

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

12 Comments
  • Woot
  • Yay!!
  • Nice!
  • It's not a big user base, however, I really enjoyed reading their specific requirements for choosing the Lumia, especially the ability to pin the URL of their payroll mobile app to allow for a one-touch "check-in" .  Excellent case study.
  • I migrated from BlackBerry to a lumia 900 too!
  • Are you happily migrated?
  • A win is a win, big or small. GO NOKIA!!!
  • Big or small conversion is worth it! One person at a time ;)
  • BlackBerry?????? I think windows phone killed BlackBerry few months ago. Look at the stock price now worth a crappy $3.00 lol...whoever still uses BlackBerry are idiots and.are.considered outdated hahaha
  • Something tells me you haven't been following Nokia stock.
  • wo, dude... i know u love wp as much as i do, but is that really neccessary.... bb10 could stir things up for them again too though
  • RIMM stock is at 10.68 stupid. If your going to say something that's false at least make it close.