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Police in Cambridgeshire switching from BlackBerry to Windows Phone

0. phoneArena 05 Jun 2014, 04:26 posted on

It's not just large corporations and governmental agencies that are dropping BlackBerry. In the U.K., the Cambridgeshire Constabulary is getting ready to replace the fleet of 4000 BlackBerry handsets it uses, with 8000 Windows Phone units. The reason for the switch is apparently the improvements in security found on Windows Phone 8.1. MDM manufacturers have been working hard to support Windows Phone 8.1, and even BES will soon support Windows Phone...

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posted on 05 Jun 2014, 04:38 1

2. DogeShibe (Posts: 1113; Member since: 10 Jan 2014)


wow :)

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:01 1

49. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


'Wow' what??? Someone sold about 1600 phones to the Cambridgeshire police?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 13:30 1

61. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


8000. Says so pretty early on in the article.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 14:24 1

65. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


According to their web site the Cambridgeshire Constabulary employs roughly 1600 officers, so who would be getting the other units?

In any case, 8000 units doesn't have much more of a wow sound to it in the grand scheme of things.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 09:35

71. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


If you RTFA, the staff and executives are also getting Lumias, not just the 1,600 officers.

8,000 units is a good amount, and as other districts see how well these perform, more will come.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 04:48 6

3. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 992; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Makes sense, excellent move. BB is dead anyway, no point in the law using a OS and phones that are seriously outdated.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 12:32 1

57. meanestgenius (Posts: 12971; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Maybe you haven't heard about BB10...nothing outdated about BB10.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 22:14 1

70. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Especially if the company that will be supporting those phones and tablets has a high likelihood of not being around in the next 5 to 10 years. Govts. don't like to be holding the bag on a technology for which they can't get contracted support and upgrades.

posted on 06 Jun 2014, 16:05

77. meanestgenius (Posts: 12971; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Again: Stop it. People like you have been screaming the demise of BlackBerry for over 3 years now, and they are still here. They will be here in the next 5-10 years, also. And beyond that.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 04:52 15

4. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Windows Phone is a secure OS, unlike some other OPEN platforms.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 05:08 2

6. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


Totally agree

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 08:24 6

31. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


So in an article about WP you choose to diss Android instead of talk about the merits of WP?

Troll much?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:05

39. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


The only troll here is you, did he says anything about android?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:17 4

40. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


So tell me then genius... Which open platform OS was he talking about?

Don't be ridiculous. Of course he was talking about Android. You can easily discern that by reading the rest of his comments. Well... It was easy for me anyway. For you, obviously not so much.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:24 3

44. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


It's pretty obvious open os is referred to the os that support 3rd party stuff as bb mention above, you just felt insecured like most of the fandroids here and end up misunderstanding yet unnecessary response

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 10:36 3

46. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Either you really believe what you just said or you're about the dumbest iSh33p/Windows Phanboy I've ever seen.

How about you READ his other comments first before making uninformed comments.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:04

50. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


My other comments ? I just say the truth without trolling.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:07 3

52. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


No. You say what you BELIEVE to be the truth WHILE trolling.

There. I fixed your comment for you.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:54

54. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


I don't think so, and btw there are so many OPEN platforms (starfish, firefox, forked android and MORE). i BELIEVE IN WHAT I SEE.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 14:20 1

64. BobbyDigital (Posts: 2034; Member since: 29 May 2014)


So you're a liar on top of being a troll. Good to know.

Too bad you're not man enough to admit when you're trolling

Btw... Was that not a closed platform(iOS)that was hacked like crazy a week or so back? Yup. Sure was. So much for your theory about Open Source.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 18:37 1

68. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


We don't lie a sh!t you just admit it :)

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 09:57 2

43. Zeeya (Posts: 318; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


you believe that? haha ^^

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 11:05

51. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 481; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)


Obscurity is not security - A closed platform is by no means inherently more secure than an open platform. Once WP gains enough market share for hackers to start caring about it you will see than ALL operating systems have their weaknesses.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 05:08

5. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


Smart move :)

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 05:09 5

7. boosook (Posts: 1437; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Microsoft did a good lobbying job. As to those who can choose freely, 80% of them (in the world) are choosing Android (latest IDC data).

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 05:14 7

9. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


As long as Android remains a Open Sourced OS with 90% Malware market. It will continue to a POS to the enterprise market

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 05:28 4

11. sip1995 (Posts: 1592; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)


Correction...99% according to Apple.

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 05:45 1

13. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


Any stats to back up your statement?

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 05:50 4

14. 12Danny123 (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Aug 2012)


Dude it's logical. Open Source + 80% market share = Massive market for malware hackers which is 90%

posted on 05 Jun 2014, 06:19 1

16. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Not everyone is able to choose freely as many are limited by their financial means and availability in their country. Android is often the only choice for a lot of people.

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