Bloomberg reports that home improvement store chain Lowe's is deploying 42,000 iPhone 4 devices to its workers next month.
Next month, Lowe’s will introduce its MyLowes online tool that customers will be able to use to store owner’s manuals, warranties and paint formulas, Chief Information Officer Mike Brown said in an interview. The Mooresville, North Carolina- based company is arming workers with 42,000 iPhone 4s to answer shoppers’ questions and ring up purchases.
The move is an attempt to better compete with rival Home Depot, which introduced a similar program last year with Motorola handhelds.
Each store will be receiving 25 devices that "will be enabled for mobile calling, emailing and text-messaging as well as processing credit and debit card purchases".