Cambridgeshire Police have announced that they will be switching their mobile devices from BlackBerry to Windows Phone handsets.
The police for will switch over all of their mobile phones to Windows Phone smartphone, and the force plans to purchases around 8,000 Windows Phone handsets.
According to Ian Bell, who is the head of ITC at Cambridgeshire Police, the mains reason for the switch is because of the recent Windows 8.1 update.
The 8,000 Windows Phone device will include the Nokia 1520, and the Nokia 930, they will also be purchasing the budget Nokia 635 smartphones and they are looking at other devices as well.
The security hasn’t been right [with Windows Phone in the past], but it absolutely is now. Mobile device management providers have worked their socks off to be ready for 8.1 Phone release, and with the new encryption and new application VPN, it makes this platform become viable from a public sector perspective, while it probably never had been in the past.
“It is enterprise-ready as far as we are concerned.”
This is good news for Microsoft, and if the devices become popular with the Cambridgeshire Police, it could spread to other police forces in the UK, which will include Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.
They Police Force is moving away from BlackBerry devices in order to apparently provide a better user experience for their Police Officers and staff.
Source Computer World
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