Nokia gets down to business, offers Lumia phones for free trial to UK companies
Nokia's latest promotional campaign targets the business-end of its potential user base in the UK. In true Microsoft fashion, the company wants to give 200 UK businesses a free 28-day trial of its signature Lumia models from three price ranges. The point is to demonstrate how smoothly they integrate within a Windows-based working environment.
Indeed, Windows Phone's common traits with its Microsoft software relatives, such as SharePoint, SkyDrive, Outlook, and Office, would allow for a quick switch. This does sound like a compelling proposition for companies, but Nokia expects participants to be okay with "any quotes, survey information, and data" gained from their participation eventually being used "for promotional purposes". While this information won't be sold to 3rd parties, it "may be distributed to relevant organizations" as Nokia sees fit.
Contradictions aside, Nokia's trial pack includes three trial devices which are the Lumia 520, Lumia 625, and Lumia 925. Each phone will come complete with its corresponding box and charger. The trial pack will also include videos, a SIM card cutter, three SIM Card adapter trays, three business guides, and a personalized letter. These will all be sealed inside a Presentation box, that will be securely packaged inside a delivery box.
If you want to test-drive the aforementioned devices and services in your business, head to the links below.
1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Good idea.. Companies should have some of the fastest, most trouble free, and secure devices money can buy... And, it's a great idea to let them sample the devices first... Once they start using them,, they won't stop...
7. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Guess that's why most of them are going with iphones..
9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
That's most likely true...
But, life moves on, times change, nothing ever remains the same, and we shouldn't expect things to..
The same old thing year after year is boring.... Not everyone thinks like you.
11. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
The same old thing year after year? You're talking about WP right? Same plain and boring UI with very few new features with each update.
Apple, on the other hand, did overhaul iOS with iOS7 update. Well, actually playing catch up on Android but still..
13. papss (Posts: 3458; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
No that would be spamdroid and its 2007 looking OS
15. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
I'd like to know how exactly? Isn't it MS that's still using that unefficient, time-wasting list layout for their app menu?
17. ihavenoname (Posts: 977; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)
Rather 2007 looking OS than 1996 looking *cough AOL
21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
What, it's the fastest, and most efficient.. If you ever used it you would know that you don't have to just scroll to get to apps.. It has a alphabetically grid...
But, if you ever used a WP device.....
29. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Fastest? Speed relies on hardware not on the OS itself. WP doesn't need a lot of resources to run fluidly, I'll give you that. But it also much less capable and less efficient than OSes like Android. See Note3..
32. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I'm not taking about that kind of speed... Jesus......
Speed comes from intuitive design, and it's not worth you arguing with me about if the design of the applist is intuitive or not...
35. NokiaFTW (Posts: 849; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Efficiency isn't seen by which OS is heavy to run or has more features(which are all a gimmick from Samsung BTW). Efficiency is seen by intuitiveness, speed and security of the OS. Android lags behind iOS and WP when it comes to these.
37. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
Efficiency is a single slide from the top, on whatever app running, to access all your notifications, to toggle wifi, bluetooth and co; not scrolling from tiles to tiles and go in the settings menu..
Efficiency is being able to run 2 or more applications at the same time on the same screen.
Efficiency is being able to quickly interact with an app, through its widget(even from the lockscreen), without going into the trouble of searching and opening it.
Efficiency is being able to read stuff on your device without the need of touching the time out interval.
Efficiency is being able to operate your sleeping phone with just 2 words.
I wonder why both WP and iOS are "copying" Android's features if the latter is lagging behind them.
38. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
*touching the screen before the time out interval.
40. NokiaFTW (Posts: 849; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
It's the other way round buddy. Android & iOS are copying WP. And your definition of efficiency is only based on what functionality Android has and WP doesn't.
Lastly, I can't stress this enough; No one will ever want to copy a buggy, laggy & unsecure OS i.e. Android.
41. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
So would you please mind to explain how WP is more efficient than Android? AFAIK, functionality does, in fact rhyme with efficiency.
Really? So why is MS copying features like unified notif center, separated volumes etc.. for their next update? And how is Android buggy btw? You just need to leave the unkown source unchecked and stick to Google Play if you want your droid to remain safe. In fact, whether you like it or not, Android is the most advanced mobile OS out there. =]
42. NokiaFTW (Posts: 849; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
"Android is the most advanced OS out there" let me tell that no OS advanced than the other. All have issues. If Android would be so advanced, why they use quad core processors and 3 GB of RAM? And even after so much beastly specs, the phone still lags (eg. Note 3)
43. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
You sound like an ignorant. SMH..
More features and more power means more resources needed. Try to run Windows 8.1 on a 10years old laptop with 2G RAM, 64GB HDD & pentium 4 and tell me if it runs smooth. You won't even be able to install it. This is how technology evolves!
Same for Android, try to put all its features on WP and see if WP will still be able to run smooth on single core processors.
And seems like you never touch a Note 3 in real life. You really do sound like an ignorant.
45. elitewolverine (Posts: 698; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
First point...slide, not as great as you like. So you slide 2 clicks great for about 2 functions, wifi type settings and notifications, after you have unlocked the phone.
Please tell me how to, in all you efficiency search for a carrier, or run through 'only the pictures of a facebook'. Tell me how many apps that you have that are so important in life that you need more than 15 notifications?
Your slide is equivalent to my slide, except i dont need a drop down menu. Tiles are confusing to you because your app list is a alphabet mess. You talk about widgets without having to go through the app, about the only one usefull is music. And WP has that too, even through the lockscreen, even camera as well. And other notifications you see right there on the lock screen.
I dont need a slide, i have 15 tiles, upon glance, if i need more notifications than that at all times, i need a life. Then a flick of the finger i get more updates. I will see your notifications with my updating picture live tiles anyday of the week.
I have the note 3 i also have the 925, 8x, and my windows phone are more productive.
How many android devices run two apps side to side? Please tell me how many millions of the droid 2.3 and 4.1 low end phones do this?
While your at it, how many clicks/taps do you need for carrier settings, carrier search, wifi searching, upates, call settings.
All of windows phone settings are 3 taps away, one tap to open settings, one tap to open the setting you want, then one tap to adjust. I can name a few that is 6 taps away.
51. SleepingOz (Posts: 2487; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)
What are your points exactly?
Your babble is all about cheap excuses why you think you won't need those features, because you're biased towards WP.
20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Don't stoop to their level... That takes from our credibility...
18. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Whether you think that the UI of WP is boring is irrelevant.. Remember, if you're talking to me, and you want to continue to have a productive conversation, then leave your subjective comments to yourself...
36. NokiaFTW (Posts: 849; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
What major UI overhall has Google done with Android since 2011 ? Please do let me know.
3. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
Yes it is.. It would be cool if they made a 6" version of the 925..
4. Liveitup (Posts: 380; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
That would be awesome, with the specs of 1520 that'd make a great device even better , the screen is amazing.
8. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
I could see that aluminum design blown up at about the same thickness... Man, MS is lucky to have Nokia..
16. Liveitup (Posts: 380; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)
That would be smart, im really looking forward to seeing the next generation Lumia devices.
10. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 160; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)
Isn't that the 1250? They're basically the same without the aluminum.
19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2881; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
That device hasn't been acknowledged by WPCentral.. You should doubt it's credibility..
34. NokiaFTW (Posts: 849; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)
Why Fandroids and iFans need to comment on a WP article remains a mystery to me.
39. williamdroid (Posts: 125; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
Because all they can do is hate. Just ignore them.
There are some of us who respect other OSes and do not confuse "fact" with "opinion" or "preference".
I love Android. But I am not a closed minded fanboy. I do think WP looks way better. I can't wait to get my hands on that Lumia 1520.