InfoWorld’s Galen Gruman provides an in-depth comparison of the four major smartphone platforms in business environments. Vetted for business connectivity, application support, Web browsing, and security and management are the Apple iPhone 4S (iOS 5), Samsung Focus S (Windows Phone 7.5), Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Android 4), Motorola Photon 4G (Android 2.3), and RIM BlackBerry Bold 9900 (BlackBerry OS 7). And while the iPhone 4S leads the way based on the test bench’s criteria, organizations can re-weight criteria to find which smartphone best meets their distinct needs.
iOS 5 vs. Android 4 vs. Windows Phone 7.5 vs. BlackBerry OS 7
2012-01-04 4:43 pmkragil
InfoWorld is shit. No need to talk about it.
Why are there so many IW crap articles linked on this site lately?
2012-01-04 5:23 pmJAlexoid
Considering the head of the person that does reviews is totally immersed in Apple’s ecosystem it’s no wonder that iPhone4S gets a “Very Good” for “Highly Regulated Business”.
There are so many inaccuracies in reviews that person has made that it just screams that they have a very strong bias. I don’t have a problem with bias, but passing it off as objective…
2012-01-04 6:07 pmdudeman456
That’s nothing, according to them Windows 7 is unacceptable in a “Highly Regulated Business” environment.
Click on the tablet “InfoWorld tablet deathmatch calculator”.
What is this I don’t even…….. no Symbian?!
2012-01-05 8:10 ammoondevil
What would you expect from an American site? Symbian is almost non existent on US.
The lowlights of the hardware for today’s flagship smartphones are the puny 8GB of RAM in the BlackBerry Bold
Screw my iPhone! I’m getting one of these Blackberries with 8GB of RAM!
2012-01-04 6:04 pmdudeman456
Finally the solved that whole thing where you would have to take out the battery every once in a while.
2012-01-04 7:11 pmJAlexoid
Don’t forget that it can be expanded to 40GB using an SD card!!!
Edited 2012-01-04 19:12 UTC
and i wonder… with a blackberry so lowly scored, why my blackberry is always in my pocket when my iphone sites on the desk and is purely used as a development device – which is practically useless as a phone, but ok for a portable games machine – it could be better if it had some physical buttons. not to mention, the iphone is downright the worst camera available for taking high quality photos of yourself – i guess some of the android phones have the same issue, where is that on-screen button you can’t see or FEEL when you are pointing the higher res camera to your own face? pitty the application category doesn’t actually go into all areas of applications, just availability and what types – what about the fact that most blackberry apps integrate perfectly with the os extending it, where-as there seems no such concept on the iphone unless you jailbreak it and use unofficial extensions? I’m surprised android isn’t rated better given it’s better browsing and flash capabilities than the terrible safari browser that apple dictates we must use – that can’t even play youtubes without an external app…
sounds like this article is written by an apple fanboy overlooking all the great features of other phones and ignoring the downsides of ios!
Edited 2012-01-05 08:14 UTC
2012-01-05 10:47 amJAlexoid
Galen Gruman is executive editor of InfoWorld for features, as well as its Mobile Edge blogger and Smart User blogger, author of “Mac OS X Lion Bible,” and lead author of “Exploring iPad 2 for Dummies.” Follow Galen’s mobile musings on Twitter at MobileGalen and at Google+.
Leaving aside how they scored the individual items, they include under “Business connectivity” they include “Direct Mac OS Mail, iCal, Address Book sync”, which obviously all IOS devices support, yet they do not include the equivalent google solutions.
So straight off the bat, the person has decided Apple’s cloud based mail/contacts is business connectivity, and yet google’s is not.
I personally don’t know any corporation/company that uses apple’s cloud contacts and mail from a business enterprise wide solution (yet knew of many go it a lone individuals that would), yet I know of a few who use google (numerous municipalities).
I gave up reading once I noticed that.
My flamewar sense is tingling… Who wants popcorn ?