Why Mobile IT Should Choose Android Smartphones Over iPhones
Though Android smartphones are gaining traction in the mobile sector, they are just starting to trickle into the enterprise where BlackBerrys still dominate and iPhones are making significant headway. But Mobile IT staff facing the decision of what mobile devices to equip mobile office workers with should think twice before choosing and iPhone over the up-and-coming Android family of phones. Choosing a good mobile smartphone is crucial for many small businesses. The right smartphone can make all the difference between being productive on the road and being ineffective away from the office. Small business owners looking to choose a mobile smartphone for themselves, or their workers, should think strongly about passing up the iPhone for an Android handset. Don't get me wrong, the iPhone is a fine smartphone. I own one, and I've been using it since the first generation phones came out. Its interface is fantastic, you'll find tons of applications for it, and it tends to be a really good device. As a consumer device, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend an iPhone (or Android phone) to a friend or family member. The two platforms are largely matched on features and application availability at this point. But the iPhone has several strikes against it as a business device that should give you pause, and have caused me to start looking at Android-powered smartphones.