This controversial topic is alive on the internet and everywhere. Virtually every American has a cellular phone and those with smartphones are essentially carrying handheld computers. Smartphones have exploded in the United States in the last few years. More than 9 million iPhones have been sold in the US alone. Bringing up the rear is Blackberry and Samsung with rich lines of smartphones. With more than 200,000 applications the iPhone set an incredible standard for newcomers to deal with. But developing applications for the iPhone is not as easy as it is for Droid. Droid created a rich development platform for new applications.
Which smartphone is best for you? Only you can decide which phone is best for you. Business owners spend a lot of time on e-mail and having a phone that provides easy access to e-mail is essential. The blackberry has historically been the phone of choice amongst entrepreneurs. The problem is that smartphones offer a whole new world besides e-mail. The right application can save money, provide up-to-the-moment business data or even save a sale by letting you attach business documents from your phone. What conventional phone that only does e-mail can provide all that? The answer is none. The iPhone opened new doors with its applications. Applications that scan barcodes and give access to financial data slammed to door shut on traditional phone use. Entrepreneurs shopping for simple gifts can save hundreds of dollars at Christmas time. Imagine what that business owner can save shopping for a new computer, or office supplies. These small handheld computers offered a new way of doing business and thinking about business.
The idea that some smartphones are better at e-mail is an illusion. The interface for working with the phone is all that matters. Some phones are stuck with a trademark design. The iPhone doesn’t offer a conversion keyboard. It has a singular design that has become popular worldwide. The blackberry offers more flexibility in this area but has far less applications. The Droid has a plethora of applications and types of phones running its operating system. The best phone for you has the best interface for you and operating system. There is another point you need to consider though.
The next generation of smartphones will offer face to face video. This changes our basic concept of what a phone can do. Imagine an employee is going to purchase an item for you. You can ask to see the item before the purchase. You will be able inspect items, documents, and people by the phone! So should you invest in the new generation of smartphones with video to video technology instead of doing it later? I think you should. Can you see a major advantage in doing this now? It depends on your business but it should definitely be a consideration.
The primary comparison points in purchasing a new phone should be user interface, video to video technology, application availability and primary usage. Price shouldn’t be a consideration. Purchase a smartphone that you can use for two to three years. This combination of factors can lead to the best course of action.
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