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Mobile Tools: Android Vs. iPhone for Small Business

Jul 26, 2010, 20:07 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier)

"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.

"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."

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