Dell is planning to move it’s 25,000 employees over to Windows Phone 7 in the coming weeks.
Dell employees will be offered the new Venue Pro which runs Windows Phone 7. The company also plans to offer phones in the future that use Android. The switch will start next week according to the Wall Street Journal. The company estimates it will save around 25% in mobile communication costs, mainly by removing expensive BlackBerry servers (BES).
Dell plans to offer a service to its business clients, aimed at assisting them make a similar switch. The service will be available within two weeks. “Clearly in this decision we are competing with RIM, because we’re kicking them out,” the computer maker’s chief financial officer, Brian Gladden, said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 devices go on-sale in the U.S. on November 8 next week. Dell is planning to make its Venue Pro device, which features an AMOLED gorilla glass display, available in time for the holiday season on T-Mobile USA.