Foxtons, London’s leading estate agent, so far deployed around 900 Nokia Lumia 820 smartphones to its employees. They chose to switch to Lumia because of its tight integration with the company’s existing Microsoft infrastructure.
Foxtons uses Microsoft Outlook for calendar appointments. They also use the built-in Microsoft Office applications on Windows Phone 8 so they can work with Excel spreadsheets and edit Word documents whilst away from their office PCs. Their agents also use Nokia City Lens to show live information on the local area, showcasing points of interest and amenities including leisure centres, cinemas, restaurants and shops.
Foxtons has also developed an app for the handset to allow agents to better operate on the move.
“The Nokia Lumia 820 aligns with our entire device strategy and allows us to fully integrate our current Microsoft systems throughout the company.” says Dan Rafferty, IT Director of Foxtons in the press release.
Do you think deals like this will help spur the adoption of the Windows Phone platform (and Nokia Lumia devices) by other businesses?