Orange UK recommends Lumia Windows Phones over Blackberry for business

It was only a few hours when we looked at the UK retailer Carphone Warehouse busting Windows Phone myths that many moan and groan about, but now we can safely at Orange UK to the fan club. The carrier's business section of their website is recommending the Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 in favour of a Blackberry (or iPhone) for business use.

Orange is also offering some neat benefits with purchasing the Nokia handsets with a Business Solo contract. The carrier will provide double flexible extras on plans worth £30/mo or higher, as well as free unlimited WiFi access with BT Openzone. It's good to see some real positive support from one of the major players here in the UK.

With Microsoft Office, Lync, Skype, and more, it makes sense to offer Windows Phone as a valid solution to business needs and requirements.

Source: Orange, thanks Jamil for the heads up!

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  • Sweet
  • MS should be offering $ to get bb users to switch. I used bb's for about 3years. WP7 is superior in almost every regard(bb has a better battery life) BB is 15-18% of the smartphone market that MS should be aggressively courting!
  • Honestly until MS add VPN support it's a tough sell for enterprise.
  • Not to mention encryption, central management, and the ability to turn off the marketplace. WP is definitely not ready for enterprise. Small business maybe.
  • There's already encryption,what happens when you take the microSD out of one device and put it in another? Shows how much you know
  • actually if you take the SD card out you have to hard reset your phone and then format the SD card if you ever want to use it again. its not encryption as much as it is corruption.   The second you pull your SD card out of a WP you lose ALL data on it no matter what! not to mention all the apps/games on your WP also get lost.   thats because the SD card gets integrated INTO the WP main memory and not used a separate memory
  • Why would you want to turn off the marketplace? All phones come with the app stores by default. App stores are not all bad; tools can be downloaded to assist with job functions. You can't stop everything, you have to trust users at some point
  • Quick fast and in a hurry that's windows :D
  • They should really target teenagers. Here in London 9 kids out of 10 have a blackberry which is very odd but that's a huge chunk of customers.
  • Wow... I always thought blackberry was practically non-existent outside the US
  • Its the complete opposite, its massive everywhere but the US... =/
  • yeah cause Xbox live is Obviously not for teenagers! or the facebook integration or twitter ... OH WAIT! that is ALL for teenagers!!  lol  did you mean MS needs to concentrate More on Business? lol  cause that’s where its lacking if anything.