Telefonica ditches BlackBerry in favor of Windows Phones
posted by Chris P. / Jul 30, 2013, 4:58 AM
Telefonica Germany's Mario Buchner is cited as claiming that the decision was influenced in part by the massive savings the move will help achieve (pegged at about $330,000 a year) in fees to BlackBerry. Moreover, the decision was further made easy by the inherent integration of Windows Phone products with Microsoft's Office products.
According to WMPowerUser, other Telefonica subsidiaries in the U.K, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Mexico and Chile are set to follow through with the same measure soon.
Does this spell immediate doom for BlackBerry? Probably not – the Canadian manufacturer has been through worse. It is worth mentioning, though, that the company formerly known as RIM is in one hell of a pickle.
- Display 4.0" 480 x 800 pixels
- Camera 5 MP
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
- Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 1430 mAh(9.6h 3G talk time)
- Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
- Storage 16 GB
- Battery 2000 mAh(12.8h 3G talk time)
Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013
I dont like to see companies failling, including Blackberry, but sometimes i feel like they deserve it. Their phones are too bloody expensive. The Q10 goes for USD $700+ unlocked here. Meanwhile, because of the sheer number of affordable models WP is winning against BB for 3rd place, while BB plan to continue using the obsolete BBOS 7.X for their low end phones.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 5:10 AM 8
Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012
(o.O) Telefonica ditches BlackBerry in favor of Nokia Lumia windows phones now it's prefect :D
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:18 AM 2
Posts: 23; Member since: Jul 27, 2013
A very bad move and wrong decision they have made! NokiaWP was not designed for Email clients, more like a camera phone!
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 6:45 AM 0
Posts: 139; Member since: Oct 14, 2012
its a phone, no phones a designed for Email. Computers are! However BB have phones that makes Emailing easier with their hardware, but then agian WP and MS are decades ahead of BB when it comes to Email programs.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 10:29 AM 1
Posts: 807; Member since: Sep 06, 2012
wobba wat? i have every single email account i've opened in the past six years on my 920N including two gmail, three microsoft, yahoo, and even my school account not to mention built in linked in, twitter, facebook, weibo, etc at least know something before you make such a statement oh... for all those accounts... my contacts were added automatically to my phonebook allowing me to reunite with my college flame so yeah, wp8 got me laid
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 5:37 AM 0
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LOL... the store managers and above will get the best Nokia phone, while all the others will get the worst! :) At least they could have given them a 720.
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 7:03 AM 0
Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013
Lumia 520 is the best selling WP8 device and its one of the best value for money phones out there right now that has great design and NOKIA quality. They get a 200eur phone for free. How could you complain..
posted on Jul 30, 2013, 11:47 AM 0
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@Mr-Robert, not sure what you base your comment on. The Lumia family is more than the camera and the other cool consumer stuff. It's probably the most secure OS out of the box, and the entire range runs full Office, not just email! It is definitely the best smartphone for Business right now. These devices are about ease of integration (most Corporates run MS), security, productivity and efficiency.
posted on Jul 31, 2013, 2:38 AM 0
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