Was ist ein iPhone? Austrian postal service making the move to Windows Phone

Was ist ein iPhone? Austrian postal service making the move to Windows Phone
With a number of iPhone 4 devices getting long in the tooth, the Austrian mail handlers will be changing out hardware next month to Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 devices.

In all, 1,200 handsets will be switched out. Among the considerations was cost of the new phones, but also integration with existing IT infrastructure, which as you might guess, is Microsoft-centric. An agency spokesman said, “The goal is a uniform standard for hardware and software and seamless integration of all mobile devices.”

With all the news surrounding the new iPhone and iOS 8, along with the new Nexus devices and Android 5.0 Lollipop, Windows Phone remains a dark horse in many key areas of the mobile ecosystem, like business, despite a very small market share in Austria.

In the business-to-business environment however, Microsoft is well established, and it knows how to analyze the landscape. Moreover, Microsoft has a massive business portfolio that Apple simply does not offer, particularly on the server and database infrastructure.

This move will not likely create too much of a problem in Cupertino, but Apple has its eyes on the business segment, where the services are comprehensive, and the margins are higher. The company’s recent partnership announcement with IBM is indicative of how serious Apple takes the opportunity. The reality is though, while Microsoft and Windows Phone are playing catch-up in the mobile operating platform, it is Apple that is playing catch-up to be a big part of big business.

via: WMPoweruser

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22 Comments

1. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

they need Android in there life. noting comes close.

5. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

In my list: 1. Android 2. BB 10 3. WP 4. iOS But great choice by the way.

11. Leo_MC

Posts: 6647; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Your choice shows us you're a home user without any knowledge about business requirements in a mobile phone.

13. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Home user? hahaha probably I have the same experience as your age in the field of ICT. Do you want me to laugh at your comment or what? What business requirements are you talking about? I am managing around 700 - 800 mobile devices where I work so don't tell me that. Hahaha home user

17. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

get outside and have some sun kids.

21. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

In my list 1.) Android 2.) iOS 4,382.) BB 10 1,000,000) WP WP = Total Complete Fail Australian Postal Service has made gravest mistake that will likely put them out of business.

12. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Oh look children, a fandroid!

14. AnTuTu

Posts: 1592; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Look son a blind iFan ------> Settings

18. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Haha! What made you think I'm an iFan? I dont even have any Apple products. I only use WP and Android at the moment..

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Because you're not a dumb jacka$$ like him.

2. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

More proof that going to a unified system years in advance of its competition is an excellent strategic move for Microsoft, and one I hope and believe it will be able to capitalize on for its mobile offerings from itself and its partners. The age of mobile-based smartphones is drawing to a close with Microsoft pulling the curtains, and pocketable internet-connected and integrated full computers their replacement.

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

What? "The age of mobile-based smartphones is drawing to a close with Microsoft pulling the curtains, and pocketable internet-connected and integrated full computers their replacement." Where have I been that mobile OS' are on the decline? Are you high right now or am I out of the loop?

19. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Mobile-based devices would be the limited android, IOS, blackberry, windows phone, Symbian, tizen, etc. As hardware grows more capable and smaller, there is more potential, so we'll be seeing pocketable computers that make phone calls. The guts of a full Windows tablet in something the size of a Lumia, for instance. And for apple, much much later, iphone-sized devices that run the evolution of OSX. Android, well, they don't have a full desktop OS, but they can maybe put more into the Chrome OS to be able to have that on a phone someday. Why settle for a mobile OS when you can have a desktop OS in your pocket?

9. Whitefur

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

You keep telling yourself that if it helps you get some sleep at night...

3. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Good choice...

6. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

so its the new blackberry??

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Sadly, Microsoft's Exchange client for WP is worse than Apple's. WP is a lame duck... it is just an orphan to be replaced by Windows 10, codename "Galactus", i.e. "the eater of worlds".

10. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Yeah its the lame duck that inspired your favorite OS design language and UI design in general, yet haters bash,Trolls will troll.

15. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

You keep on saying this thing again and again...no one cares what you say... Android is not inspired by wp...i can say that for sure...because I have been using android since in 2010.. The foundation of now material UI was laid in honeycomb...and also in youtube website....and transition took place slowly....google din rush it like MS that is the difference...

20. mousesports

Posts: 286; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

You may endure by yourself ???????

8. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

What does WP have in common with the Microsoft stack that people have come to use for better or for worse? Nothing. Hell, those supposedly MS only apps are now available for anyone on any platform. They did this for a very good reason - they are tired of giving apple $$$ for a premium phone that is ill suited for a real work environment without 3rd party protection.

16. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2124; Member since: May 29, 2014

Should've went BlackBerry for a more secure solution. But anything is better than them going iOS, that's for sure.

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