City of Oslo Orders 3,000 WP Devices

| September 16, 2013 | 6 Replies

WP_20121109_008The municipality of Oslo, Norway has just put in an order of 3,000 WP devices to be provided for the nursing staff caring for the elderly there. The reason for specifying that the devices run Windows Phone is that their Finnish-made filing system only supports WP.

The reason for this somewhat exotic demand is the back-office services the nurses use while providing at-home nursing services to the elderly. The City of Oslo is using the casework and filing system Gerica, developed by the Finnish consulting company Tieto. Tieto has developed just one client interface smartphone app for Gerica, which is for Windows Phone. As a result, the city administration has got no alternatives when it comes to platform choice for the new smartphones.

The devices have a minimum requirement of a Wvga, 4 inch screen and a minimum processor speed of 1Ghz; which is basically almost every Wp8 device short of the 620.

Should the rest of the Oslo municipality follow suite in the switch to WP it would require over 43,000 devices; that should give the market share a boost right?




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