Nokia signs deal with Foxtons for 900 Lumias


Estate agent will utilise its own app on the devices to allow staff to work on the move

Nokia has signed a deal with estate agent Foxtons to deploy Lumia 820 handsets to 900 of its employees in London and Surrey.

According to Nokia, Foxtons chose the handsets partly due to the Windows 8 operating system and its ability to integrate with other Microsoft programmes such as Word and Excel.

Foxtons has also developed an App for the handset to allow workers to better operate on the move.

Foxtons IT director Dan Rafferty said: “In a fast moving business with many staff movements across departments and locations, keeping an accurate, up-to-date contact list is a challenge for us.

“We’ve developed an app integrating our personnel system with our active directory and phone system so all the information is accurate and can be accessed directly from our agents’ Nokia Lumia 820s. It’s a great timesaver and asset for the team. The Nokia Lumia 820 aligns with our entire device strategy and allows us to fully integrate our current Microsoft systems throughout the company.”