Spain's CaixaBank has decided on Nokia as its main smartphone supplier. The bank will purchase a whopping 30,000 Nokia Lumia 925 handsets to give to employees. Nokia and Microsoft will give CaixaBank creative and technical support. The Lumia 925 was decided on after various testing was carried out, and the bank will have the option to upgrade to a new model in the future.
As part of the deal, employees of the bank, their families and friends, will be given the opportunity to purchase Nokia products via a special program. In a press release, Nokia notes that the Windows Phone OS offers anti-malware protection, encryption of information, use of NFC to interact with banking operations, and integration to regular office needs with the use of Microsoft Office.
The Nokia Lumia 925 is equipped with a 4.5 inch AMOLED screen featuring a 768 x 1280 resolution. This works out to a pixel density of 334ppi. Under the hood is a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage. An 8.7MP camera is on back, with aperture of f/2.0 and OIS. A 1.2MP camera adorns the front of the handset. A 2000mAh battery keeps the lights on.
"Mobile devices are a highly valuable asset in the relationship with customers and the implementation of Nokia Lumia as the preferred device family for CaixaBank employees is a strategic project focused on promoting mobility, adding value both for CaixaBank employees and customers."-Nokia
Nokia today announced that CaixaBank, a leading financial group in the Spanish market both in banking and insurance, has chosen Nokia as the preferred provider of smartphones for its employees. The agreement includes the purchase of approximately 30,000 Nokia Lumia devices.
The close collaboration between CaixaBank, Nokia, and Microsoft has enabled Nokia and Microsoft to offer valuable technical and creative support in CaixaBanks technological development phase.
CaixaBank reinforces its position as the leading Spanish bank in the world of innovation as well as service quality with its choice of Nokia Lumia. Mobile devices are a highly valuable asset in the relationship with customers and the implementation of Nokia Lumia as the preferred device family for CaixaBank employees is a strategic project focused on promoting mobility, adding value both for CaixaBank employees and customers.
Thanks to the collaboration between all parties, we managed to deliver a customized solution for CaixaBank covering all their requirements and allowing us to manage it for the future in a coordinated way, Reyes Justrib, General Manager for Nokia in Iberia, points out.
The Nokia Lumia 925 was chosen for a first phase after having been used in various testing programs with the option to upgrade to new Lumia models in the future. A special program for employees will also provide them with the opportunity to acquire Nokia devices for their personal usage, as well as for family and friends.
The Nokia Lumia 925 offers outstanding hardware with its thin and light aluminum structure around a PureMotion HD+ 4.5 inch screen. Its 8.7 megapixel camera with PureView technology and six ZEISS lenses with Optical Image Stabilization provide the highest photo and video quality. Complementing this, the capabilities of the Windows Phone operating system provide security and management levels in line with CaixaBank needs:
- Encryption of information, isolation between applications and embedded anti-malware protection - Support for new ways of interacting with banking services using NFC (Near Field Communications) - Seamless integration with common office needs via embedded Microsoft Office and access to Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint and Lync - The ability to develop a common environment for corporate applications between smartPC and Nokia Lumia smartphones.
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