What is the most common smartphone among business travellers?

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AirportAddict

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What is the most common smartphone among business travellers?

Ausbt rated the Galaxy Nexus as the best phone for business travellers but what phone is most common? Undoubtedly the iPhone is most common in the world but how do things stack up within the two million australian business travellers? iOS, Blackberry android or?

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Qantas

Member since 10 Sep 2011

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Don't ask what the sheep use, ask what you should use.

What OS best meets the needs of my enterprise (security, control, ease of use) then which model provides best value.

AirportAddict

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Ok, that being the question, what would be your answer?

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Qantas

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Again, it depends on requirements.  A CIO who wishes to control the data of the enterprise will say Blackberry.  The form factor of Blackberry cannot be beaten either when it comes to typing.

A small businessman / sole trader would probably be best served by Windows Phone, due to the information centric nature of the OS - to paraphrase Wozniak with regards to the Nokia Lumia 900, it is like Steve Jobs has been reincarnated and now works at Microsoft.  However, with Windows 8 being a big change later this year, I'd be hesitant about buying this on a tight budget as I would want to upgrade to the Windows 8 ecosystem.  Windows 8 will be an enterprise grade OS for phones, which I don't consider it to be now!

iOS has the most expansive ecosystem, but has a focus on apps, not information.

Android should not be considered as enterprise grade, due to concerns about Google, data ownership and intellectual property.

Nokia Symbian N8 and soon to come out Pureview 808 are good tourist phones (best cameraphones on the market) but frustrating / sporadic support for business traveller.

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

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To be honest, hopefully not iphone

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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For 90% of people, the answer is the iPhone.

You haven't given much info about yourself, but I think if you are asking this question, you are not a tech geek. 

I have used both major platforms (the only two), and if you want a phone that always works as it should (no weird crashes), does everything you need smoothly and beautifully (with the simplist user interface), with humans helping you when you run into trouble (at the Apple Store), then its hard to go past iPhone. 

Buy any other platform and you will often not have the most convenient apps at your fingertips, and could be non-existent in 12 months. (I'm looking at you, RIM.)

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

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90% of people? Where did you get that statistic from? The correct current percentage of Iphone users worldwide is 32% , while android comes up ontop at 48%. In terms of hardware, the Iphone has a 0.8 GHZ dual core samsung processor, while the  Samsung Galaxy Nexus- which is considered currently the worlds best smartphone by experts has a 1.2GHZ dual core processor. I am not really sure what you mean by 'weird crashing', care to elaborate? 

Perhaps I am missing the question here- what is the most common smartphone amoung business travellers- sadly, the Iphone, due to the exagerated advertising Apple consistently plays at. As stated this is not the case on the general market.

 

When will people wake up and actually compare other phones with the Iphone? What a better world it would be!

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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That statistic is from my opinion. It has nothing to do with market share. Talk to people who use either and see how they feel about it. And guess what, iOS users don't care about specs, they care that it works. It never lags for them.

I liked my Nexus S when I used it, but I'm geeky enough to figure it out. Most people who have no interest in tech will appreciate the openness of android. Both my parents use android and I've had a hell of a time teaching them how to use it. 

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

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ya ikr.. old people these days... lol

here2go

Qantas

Member since 10 Sep 2011

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Spinoza, I agree.  If the phone meets your needs, it works, and gets the information you need without compromising your own, that is all that matters.  That is why iOS is still the most desireable Phone OS in Australia.  

I must admit, I am craving the release of a Nokia running Windows Phone 8 for ease of access to the info I want (email, txt, twitter), hopefully with a Pureview camera as an ultimate convergance device between private and business life.

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

Total posts 85

Also,

"buy any other platform and you will often not have the most convenient apps at your fingertips". This statement doesn't make sense. The andriod market (now google play) has 450,000 apps available, just behind ios at 550,000.

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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That reference was to all platforms other than Android and iOS.

Though if I were to be critical the Android, there are realistically still a lot of apps not available to Android. Despite predictions by Eric Schmidt to the contrary, developers still go iOS first. But as a simple example, there is no qantas app on Android, but there is an ok one on Qantas. And whenever Qantas improves the app to allow for check in or buying tickets, its very likely it will be iOS first.

Quality of apps is not the same as quantity. Anyone who has used both for any amount of time can tell you about the volume of rubbish apps on google play (e.g. any ugly widget is counted as an app).

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

Total posts 85

any fugly widget is counted as an app in ios too.....

spinoza

Member since 01 Feb 2012

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But there are no widgets in iOS? Unless you count the two stock finance and weather widgets.

CL9

Member since 22 Mar 2012

Total posts 85

yeahyeah whatever dunt really care.. why you suddenly talk bout dis topic after like months of silence?lol

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