Enterprise Mobility: 10 Mobile Devices Worth a Closer Look From Enterprises, Consumers

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2011-09-06 Print this article Print
Apples iPad 2

Apples iPad 2

For many people, the tablet market begins and ends with the iPad 2. The device comes with a 9.7-inch display and runs the best mobile operating system in the market, iOS 4. Even better, it starts at a price of $499 for the WiFi-only model, making it a potentially attractive option for people on a budget. The iPad 2 is simply the device by which all other products in today's mobile space are judged.
The mobile device market keeps expanding at an astounding rate. Each year, new companies come into the marketplace with mobile products that they believe can trump all the others that came before their own. This can confuse consumers and enterprise users trying to find the right models for their needs. Over the last several years, the mobile marketplace has been of special interest to consumers and enterprise users. More and more smartphones are entering the market—and as of late tablets have become increasingly popular. Companies hoping to capitalize on the growth of that marketplace have continued to deliver new devices that appeal to the desires of customers. Because of that, customers need to think seriously about which devices they should buy. Should they opt for the iPhone 4 or go with something like the Samsung Galaxy S II? Will the RIM PlayBook do the job, or will the iPad 2 be their necessary tablet companion? Prospective tablet buyers will find the answers in this eWEEK slide show. Away from all the marketing noise, the following five smartphones and five tablets are really the only devices that today's would-be mobile customers need to know anything about. Check them out:
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.

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