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Best Smartphone for the Enterprise: Evaluating the Contenders

Apr 26, 2010, 15:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeff Vance)

[ Thanks to James Maguire for this link. ]

"While I firmly believe that Android will challenge in the enterprise soon, it's just not happening now. The security and configuration features that IT departments demand simply aren't ready yet.

"When I contacted Google about this story, they declined an interview. According to a Google spokesperson, while they intend to target the enterprise in the future, their focus is solely on the consumer market for now.

"Palm

"Can things get any worse for Palm? You could argue that they were the original smartphone vendor, back when smartphones were PDAs with voice capabilities, yet they've been struggling for years.

"While some of their new models, such as the Palm Pre, get decent reviews, few users want to actually own them. comScore ranks them last in smartphone platforms in the U.S. at a paltry 5.4 percent, which represents a drop of nearly 2 percent from the previous quarter. A couple more declines like that and they won't even register."

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