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Must Have Smartphone Features For Business

This is a guest post by Susan about must have business features for a Smartphone.Millions of Americans have already made the switch to a smartphone, but there are still many who've yet to make this transition. The market is expecting that within the space of a couple years, a majority of people will have one. If you're like many people who've yet to make the switch to the almighty smartphone, there are several advantages to having one depending on what you're using it for. These devices can do many things, but not all are created equally as far as phones go.

These digital Swiss army knives possess an astounding number of features that can do anything from balancing your budget to getting the best deal on a product, but you need to ask yourself which features will prove most handy. Smartphones are all about the apps and you need to understand your specific application requirements before setting on any certain phone. If you're a businessperson who's looking to switch up, here are a few smartphone features that are you should be looking for while shopping around:

Application Needs

Most people in business automatically gravitate towards the BlackBerry, and this would probably be the best choice for you. It's also important to note that, as the development of Smartphones improves, we're now seeing more comparable options on the market. You can go for the some of the Android series phones which has an impressive array of applications, but Apple is still the leading developer in this arena. This will probably change in the coming years, but for the time being, there's more diversity in the Apple market. Having the best apps and Technical Support means everything when getting the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Keypad Vs. Touchscreen

Having a keypad or a touchscreen, for the most part, is a matter of taste. Both options are pretty good, but some argue that having a keypad increases your phone's functionality. You might prefer to have a keypad that's able to handle data entry and input more effectively. Though touchscreens are great, they're usually better suited for the general user than for the needs of a person in business. Sometimes, though, it simply comes down to a matter of preference. The best choice will ultimately be whatever you feel more comfortable with.

Network Ability The new 4G Networks have proven faster and better for increased connectivity and ability. The 3G networks, though impressive, don't have the type of speed and reliability as the burgeoning 4G networks. This can mean all the difference if you're a mobile business and you need to stay connected and keep in touch with contacts. The one benefit of getting a 3G phone is that they're more competitively priced, but what you make up for in savings you lose in connectivity. Before you make any selection consider some of these aspects in order to decide what the best choice is for your unique needs. Whether you have a smartphone now or you're looking to switch in the near future, you have to think about usability and functionality. Make sure you go over all the specs of the options currently on the market so you can decide what option best suits your needs.

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