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The iPhone 4S Looks To Be The Business Phone Of Choice

The popularity of the iPhone 4S with business users can partly be attributed to the excellent software and hardware offered by the device. Couple this with the loss in confidence with Blackberry and you can see why the iPhone may become the number one handset for the corporate user.

By: Emma Rosher
Category: Technology
Posted: Oct 22, 2011
Updated: Oct 22, 2011
Views: 112


RIM have enjoyed great success in the corporate sector over the years with their famous Blackberry devices. These handsets have proven popular thanks to a combination of excellent connectivity together with unrivaled e mail facilities. The balance seems to be shifting however and the new iPhone 4S may just find itself becoming the handset of choice for the professional user. When they were first released Blackberry handsets were streets ahead of the competition in several areas that appealed to the corporate consumer. The physical keypad that the phones offered meant that the composition of emails was simple. At the time rival phones sported resistive touchscreens which were not responsive or accurate hence why physical keys were favoured. Screen technology has developed somewhat and the latest iPhone 4S offers a capacitive panel with a keyboard that proves every bit as effective as the physical variety. The connectivity of the modern phone also plays a big part in business usage. A handset needs to be able to receive a calls or send mail regardless of location and the Blackberry devices offered a wide range of options from WiFi to GPRS. Modern handsets have certainly caught up in this area and with improvements in cellular data networks such as 3G the modern phone is equally as capable as a Blackberry in this area. The iPhone 4S offers a wealth of connectivity options together with a wonderful email facility. Not only can this handle multiple email accounts but it also supports push notifications meaning you are notified the minute you receive new mail. Security is another major reason while focus has shifted from Blackberry over to the new iPhone 4S. The new operating system sported by the Apple devices offers improvements in this area which include automatic encryption and the facility to wipe the handsets memory from a remote location if the handset is ever lost. Features such as this appeal to the business user whose data stored on the device may be particularly sensitive. The server problems Blackberry experienced on October 10th has also knocked the confidence of many firms who have relied on these devices for years. There is evidence that this change is already happening. The Royal Bank Of Scotland has recently confirmed that it is the latest banking organisation to trial Apple products including the iPad 2 and the iPhone 4S. This follows on from news that US giant banks Citigroup and Bank Of America are also trialing the products. The popularity of the iPhone 4S with business users can partly be attributed to the excellent software and hardware offered by the device. Couple this with the loss in confidence with Blackberry and you can see why the iPhone may become the number one handset for the corporate user. The iPhone 4S and the Blackberry Torch 9800 are available now.

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