Enterprise Mobility: Apple iPhone 4S: 10 Alternatives to Consider Before You Buy One

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-01-27 Print this article Print
Apple iPad 2

Apple iPad 2

For those looking to get in on the iOS craze, buying an iPhone 4S might be just fine. However, when consumers already own a smartphone or like the handset they have, why buy the iPhone 4S when the iPad 2 is available? The tablet offers far more productivity and comes in at a $499 price tag that many folks can live with. Its a fine alternative to the iPhone 4S.
There's little debating that the iPhone 4S is an outstanding device. The smartphone comes with Apple's Retina Display, an 8-megapixel camera and support for the virtual personal assistant Siri. Depending on a customer's desire, it might just come with many of the features they're looking for, and at a price of just $199 with a two-year contract, it's a worthwhile option. However, just because the iPhone 4S is a worthwhile purchase, it doesn't mean that it should be the automatic choice of people shopping for new mobile products. There is a crowd of companies offering highly sought-after devices that, in one way or another, could be a better option for the average consumer than Apple's iPhone 4S. But it's not just today's products. One should also consider that in the coming months, several devices will be launching that might just make the iPhone 4S look rather obsolete by comparison. One of the best options might turn out to be Apple's next smartphone release, the iPhone 5. This eWEEK slide show looks at some of the products you should take a look at before the iPhone 4S:
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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