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Old 01-03-2013, 07:14 PM
 
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Right now where I work we are using Blackberries. I don't really think anyone really likes them. Also, isn't BlackBerry close to death anyway? What is the preferred phone for IT Professionals and why?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:17 PM
 
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Do you guys use PCs or Macs?
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:28 PM
 
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PC's
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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There's no real "best" phone for IT pros. I've had both Androids and iPhones, and had no issues with either for my job.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:03 AM
 
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I used to use a Verizon Q, then changed to a Droid 3, then an iPhone. I just like the iPhone. I really don't like the Android OS. To each his own, though.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:40 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Depends on how you look at it. From an individual use standpoint - it varies based on everyone's preferences and needs.

From a management standpoint - Most shops had blackberries because they were the original business mobile phone solution. They were really the only ones that had an enterprise management solution in the BES server (sure, Windows Mobile could attach to Exchange, but the security functionality were almost non-existent). That's no longer true with all the MDM solutions that are available. In fact, these solutions have allowed users to pretty much use any phone, or even their own. However, while your phone selection is now widened, the management is still more complex. MDM and other controls are just tools, you still need effective policies and processes in place.
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Old 01-04-2013, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Default Best professional phone?

The best professional phone is one that will absolutely prevent management from contacting you after you have left the premises. Otherwise you will be working 24/7 for the same pay.
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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I actually don't even bring my phone home with me. I'm assuming at this point it's between an iPhone or some android phone. I don't know of any reason to stick with Blackberry, but I don't have any real experience with them. They just seem outdated and have few apps. Is Apple's service any better than the average seller of android phones? Is it really worth being able to swap a battery out when one stops working well? Are there any business related accessories that are better for either make?
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:12 AM
 
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Blackberry is history. They didn't keep up with the technology plus their phones were and are still pieces of junk. They had the absolute worst touch screen.

Assuming you are going to be using it for reading a lot of emails at work, I would want the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. It has a big screen that makes reading emails much easier.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:27 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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The best professional phone is one that will absolutely prevent management from contacting you after you have left the premises. Otherwise you will be working 24/7 for the same pay.
Or just leave your "company phone" on your desk until you return to work the next day.

I can't believe how so many workers are duped into accepting a 24/7 salary job.
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