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This list shows all of the large-scale deployments of mobile devices, including smartphones, phablets, tablets and even Internet-connected laptops such as the Chromebook. This list is maintained by Eric Lai, editorial director for Avaya Inc. Please send updates to LaiE@Avaya.comView my iPad list here ----> updated Oct. 1, 2013
OrganizationIndustryDetailsDevice Type(s)Number of DevicesLinks/ReferencesContact(s)In-House App Development?
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance (Japan)Insurance"Microsoft said that 30,000 Windows 8 Pro tablets built by Fujitsu will be deployed to sales personnel at Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance in Tokyo starting next month. Sales personnel will be able to use the tablets to show videos and other content about the company's insurance products. Yasuda sales teams previously prepared insurance proposals on Windows XP-based PCs and then printed them out for customers, Microsoft said in a blog post that also noted it's one of the largest Windows 8 tablet deployments in Japan to date."Fujitsu Windows 8 tablet30,000
1Guilford County Schools (NC)Education-K-12The Guilford County Schools in North Carolina plans to deploy 21,215 Amplify tablets, a specialty 10-inch Android tablet designed for K-12. The tablets will be used by students and teachers in 24 middle schools throughout the district beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. Amplify describes its device as “more than just a tablet" and more of a turnkey learning solution organized around the school day.Amplify Android tablets21,125
2American AirlinesTransportationdeploying to all flight attendants on all flights to better personalize customer service.Samsung Galaxy Notes17,000
3Delta AirlinesTransportationDelta announced its partnership with Microsoft to equip each of our more than 11,000 pilots with Surface 2 electronic flight bag devices operating on Windows RT 8.1. The innovative handheld tablet puts in the hands of our talented group of aviators the right tools to do their job and do it well as they fly more than 160 million passengers safely every year.Microsoft Surface 2 tablets11,000
4U.S. Department of DefenseGovernment"I recently contacted the DoD, which confirmed that the department has a total of 8,700 Android phones in test and deployment. This is actually rather impressive, as most tests of this nature have difficulty going above three digits, let along four. Interestingly, the Department of Defense seems to be focused on the Knox lineup of phones from Samsung. This isn't exactly surprising, as Samsung currently dominates the Android handset market, and perhaps the vendor most focused on the security aspect of such devices."Android, mostly Samsung8,700
5Homecare HomebaseHealthcareSamsung Galaxy Tab6,200from Samsung
6American AirlinesTransportation" in-flight entertainment device on select flights. It plans to deploy 6,000 Samsung tablets in premium-level cabins of some transcontinental and international flights."Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.16,000
7Brookdale Senior LivingHealthcareSamsung Stratosphere2,500from Samsung
8Encompass Home HealthHealthcareSamsung Galaxy Tab2,400from Samsung
9Seton Hall UniversityEducation-HigherDeploying 2,000 of this hybrid tablet to its incoming juniorsLenovo Thinkpad Hynix (hybrid)2,000
10Bayada Home HealthcareHealthcare"Take Bayada Home Healthcare, which has deployed 2,000 Galaxy Tabs to its nurses, who visit elderly and disabled clients in their homes. Using a specially-developed app, the nurses can fill out electronic forms faster and more accurately on the Tabs, leading to better care for the patients, less after-hours paperwork for the nurses and faster Medicare reimbursements for Bayada."Samsung Galaxy Tab2,000
11Philadelphia InquirerMedia"On July 11, the two papers plan to announce a pilot program under which they will sell Android tablets with their content already built in at a discount. Icons on the tablets' home screen will take users to digital replicas of both newspapers as well as a separate Inquirer app and, the papers’ online hub...“No one in the U.S. has bundled the device with content,” Osberg said. “We want to gain significant market share in this area, and we want to learn about consumer behavior. Our goal is to be the most innovative media company in the United States.” Pricing and device details haven’t been pinned down, but the idea is for the tablet and newspaper content combined to be half off their full retail price. (Right now, the papers’ digital editions each cost $2.99 a week.)2,000
Chili's RestaurantRetailAmerican food chain is installing tablets into tabletops of all 1,266 restaurants, saying tablets' presence boosts food and beverage orders by customers due to the convenience. Ziosk Android tablets1,266
12Sun Life FinancialInsuranceCanadian insurer said in Nov 2010 it would buy as many as 1,000 Playbooks for use at presentations to encourage customers of its pension plans to enroll in its plans via a new PB app. BlackBerry PlayBook1,000 AND AND
13University of Southern MississippiEducation-HigherThe University of Southern Mississippi will distribute Android-based tablets to outstanding students as part of a pilot program to determine the impact of the devices on academic achievement. For the pilot, 1,000 students enrolled in the university's Honors College, McNair Scholars post-baccalaureate program, and the Southern Style leadership group, among others, will receive Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets. The pilot will launch in the fall and will include students from the main campus in Hattiesburg and Southern Miss Gulf Coast, which includes a Long Beach campus and various offsite teaching centers.Samsung Galaxy Tab1,000
14Connect AssistanceTechnology"Looking to increase efficiency with its service engineers, France-based Connect Assistance turned to Samsung Galaxy Tab devices for its customer and field technical support. Founded in 2007, Connect Assistance provides home Internet assistance for French telecom company SFR where technical engineers troubleshoot computer, phone lines, Neufbox Internet-enabled television hardware, peripherals, and associated software. The company boasts 1,200 experts that service the country."Samsung Galaxy Tab 71,000
15Veolia Transportation/SuperShuttle/ExecuCarTransportationSamsung Galaxy Tab 10.11,000via Samsung
16Texas Department of Criminal JusticeGovernmentfor field serviceSamsung Rugby II smartphone950from Samsung
17Saddleback School District (CA)Education-K-12Deployed 509 Google ChromebooksGoogle Chromebook509
18East Orange Campus High School (New Jersey)Education-K-12The East Orange Campus High School plans to give 480 of its senior students a 7” Samsung Galaxy Tab, which will be pre-loaded with textbooks and learning applications.Samsung Galaxy Tabs480
19Honeywell HomMedHealthcareSamsung Galaxy Tab400from Samsung
20Digital DishTechnology"Digital Dish saw the utility for 7-inch tablets in the Fall of 2010 at a time when critics, led most famously by Apple's Steve Jobs, were still panning the form-factor. Although the ETA Direct software supported both iOS and Android, Digital Dish chose Android and Samsung’s Galaxy Tablet 7-inch for their initial deployment. Verizon had an effective price for them, and that was awesome for us.”Samsung Galaxy Tabs400
21Seton Hall UniversityEducation-Higher Seton Hall University announced a pilot program that will put Android-based tablets—the iPad’s main rival—in the hands of 350 students and faculty members. Officials at the South Orange, N.J., campus announced the pilot initiative Aug. 23, just a day after the Lenovo ThinkPad tablets began shipping to business customers worldwide. The multi-touch 10.1-inch Lenovo tablet features one gigabyte (GB) of memory, 64GB of internal storage, cameras on the front and back, along with Wi-Fi access and a 3G connection.Lenovo ThinkPad350
22New Media Middle SchoolEducation-K-12Samsung Galaxy Tabs300from Samsung
23Brookdale Senior LivingHealthcareSamsung Galaxy Tab300from Samsung
24WestJet AirlinesTransportationProvided by Seattle integrator Skycast, who will help WestJet rent the Galaxy Tabs to pasengers for $10-$15 per trip, deployed to WestJet's new Boeing 737 planes.Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9272
25Bowling Green R1 (Mo)Education-K-12Deployed 250 Lenovo and Vizio tabletsLenovo and Vizio tablets250
26SAP AGHigh-TechCIO Oliver Bussmann: "I’m putting a lot of pressure on my own folks to have some Samsung devices out [among employees] in the next 4-6 weeks,” Bussmann said in an interview in July. Company was already using 200 Playbooks, and had nearly 9,000 iPads by end of August. Also said via Twitter in November that he plans to test Amazon Kindle Fires.Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Playbook, Kindle Fire200
27Pacific Gas & ElectricEnergySamsung Galaxy Tabs200via Samsung
282011 G20 and B20 SummitsGovernmentFrench tablet maker Archos handed out its 8-inch and 10-inch G9 tablets to world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the G20 and B20 conferences in France last week.Archos Android tablets120
29Aviva Risk Management SolutionsFinanceAviva Risk Management Solutions is piloting a new digitisation programme to streamline its risk assessment processes. The SOLAR PlayBook project - which is the first of its kind in the industry - will see Aviva's risk assessment team replace pen and paper assessment processes with Blackberry PlayBooks pre-loaded with a bespoke risk assessment application. Developed by Formicary Collaboration Group, a leading provider of real-time team collaboration solutions, and Float, a digital ideas company, the programme aims to bring new efficiencies to its risk assessment teams, improve reporting to underwriters and reduce customer resolution times.BlackBerry PlayBook120
30Atlantic Resort & Spa/Adjacent InnovationsHospitalitySamsung Galaxy Tab115via Samsung
Communities in SchoolsEducation-K-12"Now, the Indo-Asian News Service reports the Aakash has just completed a pilot project in North Carolina, with 100 units deployed in summer camps for poorer schoolchildren (mostly under age 10) to help them prepare for next year's studies. The man behind the North Carolina pilot is software entrepreneur Chris Evans who agreed to fund 100 tablets for the American non-profit Communities in Schools (CIS), which was running the summer camps in North Carolina. Evans is on the board of CIS. "(The richer kids) were already using smartphones and tablets at school," Evans told the News Service, "and I thought the Aakash would be an affordable way to keep them in pace with their classmates and engaged with their studies."Aakash Android tablet100
Roadway Worker TrainingTransportation"Instead of an off-the-shelf option, RWT chose the Panasonic Toughpad FZ-A1, a rugged 10-inch Android-based tablet. The Toughpad also come installed with 4G LTE connectivity from AT&T to ensure their inspectors and training teachers could send and receive information from even the most remote location. “The biggest benefit by far, is just instant access to collecting information,” said Roadway Worker in Charge Sean Quigley. “As soon as the day is over I hit the send button, and my paperwork is finished.”Panasonic ToughPad 10-inch Android tablet100
31NBA Phoenix SunsSportsFeb 8, 2012: "The Phoenix Suns have deployed more than 100 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets over Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network for use by the team's business personnel, players and managers in the current basketball season.
The Suns is the first professional sports team to use the tablets across the company's entire operations, Verizon said Wednesday. The tablets will be used for business development, presentations made to season ticketholders and for in-game promotions, the team said."
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1100
32St. Leo The Great School (San Jose, CA)Education-K-12Deployed 60 Toshiba and Samsung Android tabletsToshiba and Samsung talbets60
33Palmetto HealthHealthcare"William Jennings, Palmetto’s medical informatics officer, was initially skeptical, but Surface won over other doctors. “We’re providing an environment where physicians pick what they want. We want technology to work for us not the other way around,” says Jennings. Palmetto just started a three to six month pilot with 30 physicians, including obstetricians and surgeons, who will use Surface on loan from Microsoft, in their every day practice. The goal is to measure patient and physician satisfaction, as well as impact on productivity, which typically drops when medical providers go digital."Microsoft Surface Pro30
34Westlake Christian School (Palm Harbor, FL)Education-K-12Deployed 25 Acer Iconia Tab tablets as of Oct. 2012; plan 2x more in Q1 2013Acer Iconia25via Bill Downey, Twiter
Fairfax County Public Schools (Virginia)Education-K-12Motorola Xoom20via Jim Siegl
JPay (tablets for prisoners)Other7 US states allow inmates or their family members can purchase a $49.99 mini-tablet that allows them to send e-mails and listen to music, according to Tara Bertram, vice president of marketing at JPay, a mini-tablet vendor. The e-mails and any included attachments can be monitored by the state's department of corrections or the individual facility."JPay Android limited use tablet
BA CityFlyer (British Airways)Transportation"But Windows 8 tablets got a boost from BA CityFlyer this week when the British Airways subsidiary announced it’s the first UK airline to deploy Panasonic’s rugged Toughpad tablets for flights operating out of London City Airport. Specifically, Toughpad FZ-G1 tablets running Windows 8 Professional, are being used by engineers and flight crew on each of the airline's aircraft. The Toughpad is used to record the aircraft flight details, technical data associated with each flight and provides real time maintenance status of the aircraft."Panasonic Toughpad running Windows 8
Renault and TomTomTransportationCarmaker and GPS maker to put Renault R--Link Android tablet in Renault cars as infotainment systemAndroid 7-inch tablet
University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterEducation-Higher"The University is using Cisco Cius tablets to improve class attendance via remote class participation. Students are able to set-up a WebEx video session should they miss a class (with a good reason, of course) or if class is canceled due to an emergency situation. Virtual classes have also proved a successful replacement to on-campus, in-person classes during campus closures. Outside of the classroom, students and teachers are able to stay in touch to coordinate activities, such as project meetings, via presence and group IM capabilities. Students can also conduct multiple-point video sessions for real-time project collaboration and document creation – it’s much easier to schedule a group meeting when you don’t all have to be in the same place. With the Cisco Cius, the University is offering a flexible learning experience that makes it easier for students to engage with classmates and professors outside of class, which has so far equated to speedier project time to completion and an improved quality of student deliverables. These are just three examples of the ways in which the Cisco Cius is delivering value to enterprise customers across various industries (and around the globe). As the business world becomes increasingly mobile, visual and virtual capabilities are no longer a “nice to have” – they are a must. As a powerful networking, voice, video and collaboration tool, the Cisco Cius offers organizations a way to achieve success and effectively usher their workplaces into the ‘Post PC’ era."Cisco Cius
Framingham State University (MA)Education-HigherLenovo
VerizonRetail"When customers have questions about service availability, Verizon sales representatives are able to check availability quickly and accurately through an enterprise application on their Cisco Cius tablets. Should the customer have additional questions, representatives can use video features on the Cius to communicate directly with a specialist.

For Verizon, the access to information and support specialists through Cisco’s Cius has helped the company accelerate the sales cycle, improve customer experiences and reduce the travel costs associated with sending specialists around the country."
Cisco Cius
Arizona State UniversityEducation-Higher"As of this fall (2011), Arizona State University has chosen to distribute Samsung Galaxy Tab™ units to students enrolled in several ASU College of Nursing & Health Innovation pilot programs."
Samsung Galaxy Tab
ING Groep NVFinance"For Amsterdam-based ING’s Canadian unit, familiarity with the BlackBerry makes the PlayBook appealing, chief information officer Charaka Kithulegoda said.
“The PlayBook fits very nicely into the current infrastructure, architecture, security policies, everything that we have in place,” said Kithulegoda. “At the end of the day it comes down to these things.” He said ING aims to buy an undisclosed number of PlayBooks for employees and is also building a banking app for customers.
The tablet is expected to connect to ING’s BlackBerry server computer “out of the box,” meaning the company won’t have many of the security worries it would face with an unfamiliar device, Kithulegoda said. ING’s Kithulegoda is sold on the PlayBook’s features. He just wants it to come to market faster and said he’s in talks with RIM to get the PlayBook as soon as he can for a trial. ‘‘Yesterday would have been better, but I’ll settle for next year,” he said.
BlackBerry PlayBook
Manulife Financial Corp.FinanceManulife, North America’s third-largest insurer, is testing the PlayBook as part of RIM’s PlayBook early-developer program, said Tom Nunn, a spokesperon for the Toronto-based company. Manulife plans to use the PlayBook “to leverage our past investment” in BlackBerrys, said Nunn.BlackBerry PlayBook
Coast GuardGovernmentThe tablet deployment will roll-out later this year and is being supported by Verizon Wireless, which will provide a private and secure mobile network for the devices.Android smartphone
U.S. Navy and Marine CorpsGovernment"the Department of the Navy said last week it is close to approving iPhones, iPads, Android-based devices, and the BlackBerry Playbook for use on Navy and Marine Corps unclassified networks."BlackBerry PlayBook
U.S. ArmyGovernment"The Army, too, has been testing mobile devices for more than just network access. Through a series of pilot programs, it's been testing equipping soldiers in the classroom and the field with mobile applications via smartphones, as well as building out a mobile battlefield network based on Google's Android OS."Android smartphone
U.S. GovernmentGovernmentJuly 2011: BlackBerry Playbook reportedly first tablet to gain full FIPS certification." From RIM release: "No other tablet on the market has gained FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) certification from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is required under the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA).”BlackBerry PlayBook
Department of Veterans AffairsGovernmentJuly 2011: adding iPhones and Android smartphones; August 2011: "The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has added a procurement of tablet devices to an existing enterprise contract, the first agency to eye a broad deployment of this type of devices for its personnel. The VA added the procurement in two amendments to an existing Government Enterprise Contract--launched in March--to acquire a significant amount of computer hardware for employees. The amendments were added to the contract's listing on Thursday. One amendment covers the acquisition of Apple iPads and Android-based tablets, while the other covers devices that run Microsoft's Windows mobile operating system." OCT 2011: VA may deploy up to 100,000 tablets of multiple types and vendors (Android and iOS and Windows, though iOS and Android not yet compliant with govt standard FIPS 140-2), according to NextgovAndroid tablets and smartphones AND AND
Palomar Pomerado Health (Escondido, CA)Healthcare"Healthcare leaders are always looking for ways to improve patient care and speed time to treatment. When a physician receives a call about a patient, their first step is to review the patient’s medical record. Palomar Pomerado Health built the MIAA (Medical Information, Anytime, Anywhere) app on the Cisco Cius so its physicians can easily look up medical records and access the patient care team directly from the tablet wherever they are (be it at home, at the hospital or on-the-go).

Physicians can also click-to-video with a nurse, other doctors or even the patient streamlining the need for everyone to be in the same location. In an industry like healthcare, security is an absolute must. With the Cius, Palomar Pomerado Health is able to cut through the complexities of accessing patient data stored in multiple locations and provide secure and quick access to other healthcare specialists. The business-class security embedded in the Cius ensures confidence that patient data is safe and sound – and allows Palomar to leave all worries at the door."
Cisco Cius
Nottingham University HospitalsHealthcare"The study by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)assessed the impact of introducing newcollaboration technologyfrom Ciscoand Nervecentreat Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH). The report reveals a significant improvement in patient safety, operational efficiency and clinical governance in NUH's out-of-hours ‘Hospital at Night' (H@N) Emergency Department service. The new hospital systems includes a Cisco medical-grade network to provide both wired and wireless (Wi-Fi) network access; a real-time workforce management system from Nervecentre; and 11 Cisco Cius™ tablets, mobile collaboration tablets built for business, for use by each H@N co-ordinator at NUH.

Highlights: According to the ACCA report, benefits delivered through the use of these technologies include: The reinvestment of £300,000 – equivalent to 8,000 hours – of additional clinical support into patient care asresult of the H@N coordinators' new mobile technology, which enables them to work on the wards and provide direct clinical care. Better utilisation of resources resulting in the identification of £97,000 of cash savings per annum through changing the shift patterns of clinical support workers.
The Cisco Cius tablet and portable IP phones give care staff better access to the latest patient information outside traditional working hours, when expert physicians may not be physically present in the hospital. This helps to speed up treatments and reduce the length of hospital stays and has generated an estimated £292,000 in annual savings. The savings generated by the Cisco and Nervecentre technologies paid for the cost of the technology within four months."
Cisco Cius
Nervecentre SoftwareHigh-TechCisco Cius
Sybase, an SAP CompanyHigh-TechCIO Jim Swartz said in Oct 2011 that his team was planning to test Amazon Kindle FiresKindle Fire
Tribune Co. (LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others)Media"The Tribune Co., one of the largest U.S. news enterprises, is working on a touchscreen tablet that it plans to offer to newspaper subscribers, according to people briefed on the plans...The tablet is expected to run a modified version of Google's Android operating system and prominently feature software for the owner's hometown newspaper, according to interviews with more than half a dozen current and former Tribune employees. They requested anonymity for fear of losing their jobs or of souring relations with a former employer...Tribune aims to offer the tablet for free, or at a highly subsidized price, to people who agree to sign up for extended subscriptions to one of its papers and possibly a wireless-data plan with a partner cellular carrier, said five people briefed on the project."Samsung Galaxy Tab
CDWRetail"Call center supervisors are challenged with needing to be accessible to their agents at all times, with the most up-to-date call center performance and management information; however, the very nature of their job requires that they are not tethered to a desk. CDW created an application for Cisco Cius to extend the capabilities of CDW's Mobile Wall Board to deliver a new realm of operational effectiveness and productivity. The app provides call center supervisors with instantaneous access to operational KPI data in order to take real-time corrective action in their operations, to increase responsiveness to their agents, and have a convenient all-in-one communication tool, including video calling and presence,” said Ken Snyder, emerging technology solutions manager, CDW."Cisco Cius
G4S Secure SolutionsSecuritySamsung Galaxy Nexusvia Samsung
NFL Houston TexansSportsSwitched from BlackBerries to mixture of Android devices and iPhones
AlitaliaTransportation" using Motorola’s Xoom 2 tablets for tracking flight and passenger information, as well as in-flight entertainment. Motorola says that the 10.1-inch tablet will offer in-flight entertainment to Business and 'Magnifica' class passengers on select mid to long-distance flights, with this entertainment consisting of pre-loaded movies, music, magazines and games. The tablets will also tip up at ten of Alitalia’s airport lounges, while crew members will use the Motorola devices to keep tabs on 'high value customers'. In particular, staff will be able to use the tablets to check a customer's preference for seating or food, or to just peruse their travel history."Motorola Xoom
Virgin AustraliaTransportationVirgin Australia trialled inflight entertainment via pre-loaded Samsung Galaxy tablet computers in its business class cabins on board Boeing 737 and Embraer E190 planes in April. The Galaxy tablets are expected to be provided to business class passengers free of charge, with a fee for economy class passengers.
Virgin is also planning to provide on-board Wi-Fi internet access.