As an IT provider, we’ve always helped business users get more out of their telephony.

And today, we’ve looked at these key areas to find the smartphones for business that really do the business for 2013:


  • Battery life
  • Email
  • Organising your time
  • Managing your phones
  • Office applications
  • Speed
  • Price.

Battery life: only Blackberries offer the smaller screen, which means better battery life. If you just need email, calendars and contacts, a Blackberry gets the job done just fine.

Email client: the Windows phone 8 has by far the best email client. Search the entire server and all your folders in one go with the native app – a killer feature for business.

Organising your time: for the best time-planning and prioritising (diary/to-do) capability, step forward the Windows phone 8!  Even when it’s locked you’ve got all the details of your next appointment right on the home screen.

Manageability: the Windows 8 phone gives you complete control over which features you make available to the end-user. The Blackberry offers a similar capability but with fewer options.

Office: all the smartphone platforms are capable but, with Microsoft Office as standard, the Windows phone makes life that critical bit easier.

Speed: with the Windows phone and Blackberry, speed remains constant over time. iPhones gradually slow down with successive software updates. Low-end androids are frustratingly slow.

Price: iPhones and top androids are expensive and rarely free on multi-user business contracts. Windows 8 phones and Blackberries are generally free.

Taking everything into account, the Windows 8 smartphone is best all-round for purely business use, followed closely by the Blackberry.

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