Nokia wins 30,000 Lumia smartphone deal with CaixaBank


Manufacturer to initially supply employees of the Spanish financial group with the Lumia 925, with the option to upgrade to a newer model at a later date 

Nokia has won a deal with CaixaBank to supply the Spanish financial group’s employees with around 30,000 Lumia smartphones.

A number of manufacturers had been providing CaixaBank with mobile devices previously, including BlackBerry.

The Nokia Lumia 925 (pictured) will be the first handset rolled out having been used in testing programmes, with an option to upgrade to new Lumia models in the future.

The Lumia 925 is powered by a processor and runs the Windows Phone operating system. It comes with a 4.5-inch HD touchscreen, 8.7-megapixel camera with the firm’s PureView imaging technology and six lenses.

Nokia said the capabilities of the OS provide security and management levels in line with the needs of CaixaBank. These include encryption of information and anti-malware protection, support for new ways of interacting with banking services using NFC and access to Microsoft Office services

A programme has also been established for employees to provide them with the opportunity to acquire Nokia devices for their personal usage, as well as for family and friends.

Nokia Iberia general manager Reyes Justribó said: “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.”

CaixaBank serves nine million online banking clients of which 3.9 million use the whole range of mobile services. Almost two million customers operate its mobile banking channel on a monthly basis and its mobile device apps are downloaded over eight million times.