Choosing a Smartphone for Business or Personal Finance
At one time, mobile phones were strictly devices for making and receiving phone calls. However, today’s smartphone can do this as well as perform tasks traditionally done on a personal computer. With many kinds of smartphones on the market, choosing a smartphone for small business or personal finance use is no longer an easy and straight forward task. The answer to the question which phone is best isn’t cut and dry. It depends entirely on the specific needs of the business or individual.
Personal computers have two primary operating systems. On the other hand, there are about half a dozen operating systems for smartphones. This makes choosing an operating system an important decision when selecting a phone. The operating system selected will determine what the mobile experience will be for the duration of the service contract. iPhones like the iphone 5 will have the most apps available to them. However, they also have more restrictions on apps so Android may be a better choice. Android also offers the broadest selection of devices. BlackBerry is ideal for extensive email use. If you will want to operate the Microsoft Office suite on a smartphone, Windows Mobile is the best operating system for this.
Compatibility is another consideration when choosing a smartphone. Certain devices are able to synchronize with desktop and web applications. This makes it possible to have access to your work or finances on both your smartphone and computer. Certain operating systems make this easier than others. For example, Windows Mobile synchs the best with Microsoft Office. Since Android is a product of Google, android devices will work best with Google documents and other Google services. For other operating systems, you may have to find and install an application to help synchronize. Make sure an application that is functional exists before choosing a phone. Otherwise, you may be disappointed with the device.