It’s hard to imagine how life let alone business managed to run smoothly before mobile phones became such a common feature on the technological landscape. Nowadays most of us fly into a bit of a panic if we happen to leave our phones at home, and if you run your own business it’s more likely to be ‘total’ rather than ‘bit of a’ panic.
If you’re on the move a lot but still need to run your business while you’re ‘on the go’ then it’s important to make sure you have the best business phone for your needs. You need to find one with an easy to use interface, a reliable system for picking up and sending emails, and preferably one with a long battery life. The last thing you need is your phone running out of power when you’re in the middle of a crucial call, or have an email that you absolutely must send before you get back to the office.
The good news is that the range of business mobile phones is better than ever at the moment, so you’re bound to find one that suits you. Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular ones on the market right now.
Apple’s latest incarnation of the iPhone – the iPhone 5 is a very popular choice with business users. It features a 4 inch retina display, ultrafast wireless and a powerful A6 chip as well as iOS6 and iCloud. It’s also the thinnest, lightest iPhone yet so should fit snugly into your pocket without weighing it down.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 is a great alternative if you’re not a fan of the iPhone interface and operating system. With its innovative Smart Stay feature, wireless charging and the very clever Android 4.0 operating system, it’s more than a match for the Apple powerhouse.
The new Windows phone is fresh on the market, but already looks like it will be making an impact over the next couple of months. It has a customisable interface and a brilliant display which makes it easy to organise everything you need to run your business from the palm of your hand.
And then of course there is the old reliable Blackberry, still very popular with business users and arguably the best business phone for emailing on the move. The Blackberry Bold 9900 has an amazing high res touch screen and new BBM6 integrated messaging which can save you a bundle on text messaging.
If you’re not 100% sure which phone is for you the best thing to do is pop into your nearest mobile store for a demo. A sales assistant will be more than happy to help you out.