• BGC
    $NOK Delta equips 19,000 flight attendants with Windows Phones (Lumia 820's), will also run credit cards. http://bit.ly/17MYumX
    8/22/13
    Reply (91)
    • Energysystems: Nice. That'll make it much easier to pay for mid-flight "refreshments".
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: Also, nice constant exposure/marketing to Nokia devices.
      8/22/13
    • Energysystems: True. I'm enjoying my new Lumia, got em for the whole family.
      8/22/13
    • Leont68: now this is a company I actually have heard of. And a lot of different travelers will be exposed to those phones daily
      8/22/13
    • heatnup: Per prior conversations, this is big news, clearly not the entire enterprise, but a meaningful piece of news
      8/22/13
    • heatnup: A comment on the story asked if the card reader was part of the OS, has nothing to do with the OS, just need an app that can interpret data
      8/22/13
    • Leont68: I wonder why Delta chose Lumia phones and not iphone 5 or S4?
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: "...devices will leverage an Avanade point of sale (POS) experience on the Microsoft Dynamics for Retail mobile point-of-sale platform..."
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: "...Delta-specific customer experience developed by Microsoft, Avanade, AT&T and Nokia to handle onboard purchases from customers....
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: ...passenger manifestos and frequent flyer information, connecting gate updates, flight attendant scheduling updates and more..."
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: http://bit.ly/19LQatg
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: 320M eyeballs: "...Delta serves more than 160 million customers each year,.."
      8/22/13
    • Leont68: in other words the lumia phones are tools that access other msft services. Great synergy.
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: Also: http://bit.ly/17N45tp
      8/22/13
    • StormanNorman: There goes that evil MSFT not supporting NOKIA or WP8.
      8/22/13
    • heatnup: Price!!!! and the app may integrate well with current enterprise software, maybe better than from Android or IOS????
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: This looks like a pretty big showcase of integrating MSFT's traditional and mobile enterprise offerings w/ 3rd party SW for a major client
      8/22/13
    • heatnup: Windows Phone running Microsoft Dynamics for Retail ----that app is not on Android or IOS that I know of!
      8/22/13
    • alphaRAJU: Just like a billion PCs, there will be a billion Nokias.
      8/22/13
    • heatnup: "On Aug. 26, flight attendants on Delta Connection flights also will begin using the device" is this part of the 19k units or additional?
      8/22/13
    • jamesingram32: that beats foxtons. proper exciting piece of news...and a pretty big sale. happy delta sales rep
      8/22/13
    • heatnup: "The agreement includes plans to expand the solution over the next three years to the newest Nokia devices."
      8/22/13
    • GAlan: This is great news, wonder if this one of the enterprise wins that NOK mentioned earlier?
      8/22/13
    • solucky: great exspecially that they implemented POS, useable in many areas
      8/22/13
    • La Rue: Up up and away !
      8/22/13
    • BGC: one thing i will say, this is not something that they could have used blackberries for. Is this the new state of mobile enterprise?
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: This must be genuinely fantastic news as @AH (who is currently active) has not commented anything... :)
      8/22/13
    • BGC: @Seppo, indeed, awfully quiet on the bear front. I may book my next domestic flight with delta b/c of this. ha
      8/22/13
    • Abu Bakr Hussain: *cough* - there can only be one AH =p. Seriously though, this is fantastic news and probably more than all previous PR releases combined
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: @Abu I am sorry, I thought we were on first name basis :)
      8/22/13
    • TheMasterPlan: @Seppo2 Those were my thoughts exactly.
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: CNET story: http://cnet.co/18MqpVh
      8/22/13
    • Andreas Hopf: Excellent. That's the 9th business Nokia announced as enterprise buyer and the 6th of those 9 with an actual device volume presented. Buy!
      8/22/13
    • Abu Bakr Hussain: Haha Seppo, fine i'll let you off! =)
      8/22/13
    • BGC: Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't this nine more than Apple has announced? or Samsung/Android?
      8/22/13
    • DumpsterDiver: Hey, wait, isn't the plane supposed to instantly fall from the sky if their phones aren't in airplane mode...?
      8/22/13
    • Andreas Hopf: Apple and Samsung sell to so very many small, medium and large enterprises that they don't need to release a press docket for each : )
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: http://seekingalpha.com/n/qk0q
      8/22/13
    • SexyJon: Are other airlines using smartphones to sell onboard? Or is Nokia again first at things?
      8/22/13
    • toraji: Seppo and all. Great stuff happening :-). Sorry AH..nok disappointing you again ;-)
      8/22/13
    • toraji: Nok nok noKING on heavens door :-)))))
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: Information Week: "...The sale is a major victory for Nokia and for Microsoft. Such a large enterprise deployment should boost its...
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: ...credibility with other businesses, which they have been courting with the Windows Phone platform and Lumia handsets...."
      8/22/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: http://ubm.io/1bXEXTT
      8/22/13
    • GAlan: Seppo , thanks for the Info Week link
      8/22/13
    • solucky: Full agree, you simple need a reference customer. Most important it seems there is a way to handle secure payments with WP8.
      8/22/13
    • Pimust: I've been expecting this kind of enterprise mobile applications ever since I first heard about the MS Nokia cooperation 2.5 yrs ago.
      8/22/13
    • Leont68: buy buy buy!
      8/22/13
    • Andreas Hopf: Buy!
      8/22/13
    • Derek A. Barrett: Microsoft's enterprise sales force is very impressive. The consumerization of technology era is over.
      8/22/13
    • Genesis Housing: If this does not wake up the sell side and investors don't know what to say! They will probably try and pour cold water on it but it is huge
      8/22/13
    • Genesis Housing: I actually don't think sell side or institutional investors picked up on it as not in rns feeds or Bloomberg. Incredible apathy to the name
      8/23/13
    • Andreas Hopf: Well, then you and other Nokia fans must join forces to buy to send the stock up ; )
      8/23/13
    • Andreas Hopf: There's a wealth of good news in SA StockTalks and article comments of late - how can one not buy $NOK?
      8/23/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: @GH Agreed. I was surprised to see that this was not mentioned on Reuters or Bloomberg. Well, how I look into all this, is...
      8/23/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: ...that I know this and other info, I know the value. The market will eventually catch up. Not seemingly yesterday, perhaps not this year...
      8/23/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: ...but at some point the fruits of e.g. this 'seed' should show up in QE, which in the end are the reality check.
      8/23/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: So, as so often, no instant gratification with $NOK :)
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: Ok spoke to a friend who is a fund manager in London and confirmed that NONE of sell side had picked up or mentioned this. They are useless!
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: If apple had announced this deal stock would have been up 4%
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: The bears would not mention it as against their stance and I think hardly any sell side bulls in the name so this news goes under the radar
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: But I think just not been noticed or picked up on
      8/23/13
    • BGC: I believe the term for this is "selective attention". It's ok, as seppo said, the market will catch up, just takes some patience.
      8/23/13
    • La Rue: Amen to that !
      8/23/13
    • Leont68: ok then sell sell sell
      8/23/13
    • Seppo Sahrakorpi: FierceMobileIT: AirWatch provides mobile device management platform for Delta http://bit.ly/1d9dkLE
      8/23/13
    • Leont68: Airwatch.... nice now lets hope other Airlines will use Airwatch services....
      8/23/13
    • heatnup: Another item I find interesting is that these stories mention ATT 4G, but ATT does not sell the 820 in the US, only Verizon?
      8/23/13
    • jamesingram32: 'In the Short-Term, Stocks are a Voting Machine and in the Long-Term, Stocks are a Weighing Machine' Ben Graham
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: Think about it this way. Microsoft touched 97% odd of businesses. It now can offer a credibility mobility solution that synched in with the
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: Windows OS virtually all business globally used. Delta just gave WP mobility as channeled through Nokia a huge thumbs up. The scope for
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: Enterprise is beyond huge. And here is the kicker..this mobility solution is new. Enterprises are using smart phones as part of their busine
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: Ss ecosystem in ways not imagined... A flight attendant. Who next, every sales men, waitress, fashion buyer. Sure there was mobility before
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: But enterprise is still v early in enhancing productivity by integrating a mobility solution to their eco system and guess who has the keys
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: To every business globally and will be cross selling mobility.. Microsoft and Nokia is their hardware ninja. Delta is a significant indicato
      8/23/13
    • Genesis Housing: Of the tip of the ice berg
      8/23/13
    • KIA Investment Research: "AirWatch is providing the mobile device management platform for the point-of-sale system", What? No BES?
      8/23/13
    • heatnup: Take this for thought, a large percentage of BBRY business is Enterprise, if NOK WP can grab that it would be very big...
      8/24/13
    • La Rue: Big as in Gigantic :)
      8/24/13
    • Andreas Hopf: In Germany's enterprises, you have: 39% Android, 36% iOS, 12% Windows Phone, 10% BB, 3% Symbian. Deutsche Bank, Volkswagen or Hilti are...
      8/24/13
    • Andreas Hopf: ...active in propagating iPads for various uses. These are big businesses in very diverse fields. Blackberry will die in those environments.
      8/24/13
    • La Rue: I'll take some of BB 10% and keep after the two in front.
      8/24/13
    • heatnup: Hopf, where do you get that data? I would just to confirm and compare to other markets.
      8/24/13
    • Andreas Hopf: See http://bit.ly/17cRFLn (use Bing Translate).
      8/24/13
    • Andreas Hopf: Usual reason: Android = Google = most innovative + guardian of the free Internet. Strange, but true.
      8/24/13
    • Genesis Housing: The point about delta also is WP taking businesses into new mobility solutions ie. Creating new demand for its products.
      8/24/13
    • solucky: Is 10% not surprisingly good ? Windows is missing so many features and not long in the market, i expect much more in 2 years...
      8/25/13
    • jamesingram32: hmm...Sir Berners-lee + colleagues are the actual guardians of the free internet
      8/25/13
    • colorado.: o/t But AirWatch recently bought Motorola's MSM services platform: http://bit.ly/16AOavL
      8/25/13
    • colorado.: And is now working with NOKIA.
      8/25/13
    • colorado.: MSP*
      8/25/13