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August 22, 2013 at 1:03 PM
In a handy win for Windows Phone, Delta Air Lines announced that it’s equipping its 19,000 flight attendants with Nokia Lumia 820 handsets.
The handsets will be used to streamline on-board purchasing, including for credit card purchases and seat upgrades. The company says that in the future, the devices will also include the ability to read coupons displayed on a customer’s mobile device, and the ability to provide customer-specific information to flight attendants to enable more personalized service.
The program used by Delta was developed by Microsoft, Avanade and AT&T. Seattle-based Avanade, which provides business technology solutions and services based on Microsoft offerings, developed Delta’s program on its Avanade Mobile Airline Platform, which itself is based on the Microsoft Dynamics for Retail mobile point-of-sale platform. It runs over WiFi and AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
Windows Phone has slowly been inching up in market share. Research firms Gartner and IDC have placed Microsoft’s smartphone operating system in third place worldwide, overtaking fourth-place BlackBerry.
May 10, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Nokia is launching the Lumia 928, its newest high-end Windows Phone, on Thursday. The phone, which will be carried by Verizon, will sell for $99.99, after a $50 mail-in rebate and with a two-year contract.
The phone, which will come in either black or white, has a 4.5-inch OLED screen with 1280 x 768 resolution and an aspect ratio of 15:9. It has a 1.5 GHz dual core, Qualcomm processor, a 8.7 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, and 32GB of internal memory.
For a limited time, the phone will also come with a $25 credit for the Windows Phone store, which Microsoft says now has 145,000 apps and games.
ZDNet has a good comparison of the 928 and the Lumia 920.
It’s a busy month for Nokia’s Lumia line. In addition to this latest version of a flagship Windows Phone, Nokia is also launching the entry-level Lumia 521 in Wal-Mart and T-Mobile stores.