Ian Bell, head of ITC at Cambridgeshire Constabulary, said that Windows Phone 8.1 "is enterprise-ready as far as we are concerned." The police force didn't have a problem with BlackBerry's Mobile Device Management tool, BES. but felt that BlackBerry handsets were "crumbling around us." At the same time, now that the Windows Phone platform offers new encryption and application VPN, the force felt that it was time for a change. In addition, Windows Phone 8.1 supports universal apps. This will allow an officer to use the same app on the phone he uses in the field, and on the tablet he employs at his desk. This means that information is easier and quicker to find.
The cops on patrol will each get a Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet. The Nokia Lumia 930 will be issued to executives, while staff will receive a Nokia Lumia 635. Police in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire will also be allowed to take part in this initiative, which is supposed to free up the time of the police in the area, through the use of mobile technology.
The BlackBerry models being replaced are the BlackBerry 8700 and BlackBerry 9210, neither of which employs a touch-screen.
Some U.K. cops will be receiving new Windows Phone powered handsets
source: ComputerworldUK via WMPoweruser