We often have people ask us about cell phones in general and which smart phone they should get. There are many different kinds of smart phones, and it can be difficult to keep up with which options are best for your business or personal life. However, there are essentially four main options:
iPhones for Business
First, there’s the iPhone. Since the iPhone 5 came out a few weeks ago, now is the perfect time to get an iPhone, though it may take a while for your new phone to arrive since they are all backordered. Even if you get the older iPhone 4s or iPhone 4, the phone literally has thousands of apps designed to make business easier.
As the industry standard, most smart phones are compared to the iPhone in a variety of ways. If you decide to get an iPhone, you will only have a few options, but you will probably find one to suit your needs.
Best Android Business Phones
iPhones are great, but Android phones also offer a variety of options. Some of these options include:
- Compact sizes
- Large screen
- Slide-out keywords
- Kick-stands to prop the phone up
- Large range of prices
- And more!
What you and your business need can often be found in an Android phone, but it can be overwhelming to sift through the options. The iPhone and Android app selection is similar, though you will find some differences between the two. At this time, the Samsung Galaxy 3 is one of the best options available for Android users.
Best Blackberry Phones for Business
The third option, Blackberry, should be familiar to most businesses. Blackberry has been a reliable choice for many businesses with the solid physical keyboard and no-nonsense approach to handling phone calls and emails effortlessly and securely. Despite these advantages many people have been switching to other phones for personal and business use.
Blackberry phones are not as flashy as other phones, and they do not have the flexibility a wide selection of apps offers, but they handle essential business functions perfectly and inexpensively. There will be a new and improved Blackberry released early in 2013, but for now, the Blackberry Bold 9900 for AT&T or Blackberry Bold 9930 for Verizon is a great choice.
Windows Phones for Business
Finally, Microsoft is fighting hard to make a big presence in the smart phone market (particularly with business) with Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8. Though it does not have as many apps as an Android or iPhone, the Microsoft phone has many of the major ones. It also works more seamlessly with exchange servers.
At this time, Windows Phone 7 phones are available and generally inexpensive, but the newer, faster and better Windows Phone 8 phones will be available for use in the next few months.
So what is the Best Smart Phone for Your Business?
Deciding which phone to get for your business can be a difficult decision, but these are the four major options available. All of these phones will provide the same essential services: make phone calls and managing emails. Deciding which to get may depend on a specific app you need, or it may come down to a personal preference. Either way, now is a great time to upgrade your business smart phone or personal phone.