UK’s Britvic Soft Drinks has selected Nokia Lumia as the business phone, replacing BlackBerry.
Early this year, Coca-Cola — in Vietnam and Cambodia — said it will use Nokia Lumia smartphones for improving productivity of its employees.
Recently, BlackBerry lost to Nokia Lumia in another deal as well. ( Gi Group taps Nokia Lumia, replacing BlackBerry )
The U.K.-based software major will stop BlackBerry devices and services as part of its deal with Nokia. Britvic will use 800 Nokia Lumia 720 smartphones.
Britvic, the owner of Robinsons, Tango and J20 brands, and the bottler of brands such as Pepsi and 7UP, will utilize Nokia Lumia to ensure its people can have fast access to the company’s systems to meet customer needs.
The software major selected Lumia because it can utilize Windows Phone 8 platform. It will be easy for the IT team to synchronize with the company’s existing Microsoft systems, including Microsoft Exchange email and Microsoft SharePoint, as well as enabling them to access and edit Microsoft Office documents.
“The training Nokia offered our staff has meant they were quickly up and running with the devices, and Windows Phone 8 gives a consistent interface which is simpler to support,” said John Armstrong, head of IT Shared Services at Britvic.
Nokia Lumia 720’s 6.7MP camera with low light performance allow Britvic staff visiting stores and warehouses to capture high-quality images that can easily be shared with colleagues.
In addition, Nokia Lumia HERE Drive turn-by-turn navigation helps Britvic’s sales teams find the best route to their next meeting, as well as HERE Maps with LiveSight to identify potential outlets.