Miele selects Nokia Lumia as business smartphone

Miele & Cie. KG, German based leading manufacturer of high-end domestic appliances and commercial equipments, has chosen Nokia’s new Windows Phone 8  Lumia range of devices as its business smartphone.

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Press Release:

Ratingen, Germany and Espoo, Finland – Nokia has announced that Miele & Cie. KG, a global leader in premium domestic appliances and commercial machinery for laundry care, dishwashing and disinfection, is switching to Nokia Lumia as the smartphone of choice for its global employees.

Built on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 platform, Nokia Lumia smartphones enable mobile access to Miele’s business applications such as Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint. Additionally, Nokia Lumia offers Miele employees the benefits of a modern smartphone, including secure access at no additional cost to Microsoft Office documents, information and contacts. Also available on Nokia Lumia are free navigation apps, including HERE Maps and HERE Drive, which allow maps to be downloaded via wireless LAN, reducing data traffic and network charges.

To increase the efficiency of its users and infrastructure, Miele has already equipped all its work stations with Microsoft products. “The seamless connection to our existing Microsoft infrastructure as well as the great navigation and camera technology make Lumia an excellent addition to our existing IT systems,” said Egbert Fichtler, Head of IT Infrastructure, Miele.

Miele piloted Nokia Lumia over several months with more than 100 of its people. Mr Fichtler added: “Nokia Lumia exceeded our expectations both in terms of user experience and the look and feel of the devices, and so we are happy to continue rollout during the second half of 2013, with over 1,000 more devices for employees in Germany. The free navigation with HERE Drive helps our service team to plan routes to customers, while the great cameras in Nokia Lumia mean we can document service cases immediately on site helping us to save time and money.”

In Germany, Miele is deploying Nokia Lumia on the Deutsche Telekom network. Concludes Mr Fichtler, “the excellent speech quality and high speed data on the Deutsche Telekom network are very compelling. As a company, we pride ourselves on designing and building great products and offering great service to our customers, values which Nokia shares. Overall, Nokia Lumia smartphones built on Windows Phone are increasing our efficiency as a company.

“Our new Nokia Lumia smartphones offer a robust yet elegant design as well as excellent camera technology,” said Sebastian Ulrich, general manager, Nokia Germany. “In addition, our broad product portfolio means we have choices for everyone within any company: from entry level smartphones such as the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 620 through mid-range devices such as the Lumia 720 and 820 all the way to our flagship Lumia 920 and Lumia 925.”

Nokia for business:

With the Nokia Lumia range, Nokia offers business users the ability to work on their mobile as they would on their PC. With the Windows 8 platform, Microsoft Office and Outlook are built in allowing employees to create and edit PowerPoint, Excel and Word documents wherever they are whilst seamlessly syncing their files. Combined with a design that stands out, business level security as standard, and a range of Qi standard wireless charging solutions, Nokia Lumia is the most innovative smartphone for businesses.”

[By NokiaPress]