10 Mobile Products the Enterprise Can Fall in Love With

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-09-18
 
 
 

Apple iPhone 4S

Apple's iPhone 4S is an obvious choice for enterprise users. The device comes with a nice design, solid software, and is beloved by consumers and business people alike. It's probably the device that most company employees would love to use in the office.

Apple iPhone 4S

Samsung Galaxy S III

The Samsung Galaxy S III might not seem like an obvious enterprise choice, but with a 4.8-inch display, 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and the surprisingly enterprise-friendly Galaxy Wiz interface running on top of Android, it's a fine option for corporate users. It's no iPhone 4S, but the Galaxy S III is awfully close.

Samsung Galaxy S III

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

The RIM Blackberry PlayBook is designed to be an enterprise favorite. The device comes with RIM's BlackBerry Tablet OS and offers support for everything from the company's email platform to calendaring. And with a 7-inch display, it's designed to be light and highly mobile. It's a fine choice for companies that don't want to get caught up with Apple.

RIM BlackBerry PlayBook

Apple New iPad

For companies that do want to get caught up with Apple, choosing the company's new iPad isn't such a bad idea. The new iPad comes with a 9.7-inch screen and the Retina display. With the enterprise-friendly remote-device management and 4G LTE support to boot, it's a great slate option for the enterprise.

Apple New iPad

Samsung Galaxy Note

Consumers were the primary sales target for the Samsung Galaxy Note since the company believed that the product would appeal more to consumers-at-large than business users. Now, though, it's clear that the Galaxy Note can bridge the gap with enterprise users. The device is exceedingly mobile and comes with a stylus to encourage note-taking. With the new Galaxy Note 2 launching soon with a 5.5-inch screen, as well as a Galaxy Note 10.1 offering—you guessed it—a 10.1-inch display, any one of these models has something that could appear to consumers or business users.

Samsung Galaxy Note

Dell XPS 13

The Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook isn't the most expensive ultra-mobile notebook on the market, nor does it offer the best design. However, the Ultrabook comes with a solid design, a 13-inch screen for easy viewing, and is about as mobile-friendly as any computer on the market. All of that makes it a winner.

Dell XPS 13

Apple MacBook Air

If there is any Mac that corporate users should consider, it's the MacBook Air. That device, like the XPS 13, is designed to be mobile and comes with Apple's sometimes-loved, sometimes-despised OS X Mountain Lion. Apple has made significant strides in making Mountain Lion more enterprise-friendly. Keep that in mind when considering the MacBook Air.

Apple MacBook Air

RIM BlackBerry Bold

The BlackBerry Bold is an old favorite for enterprise users, and for good reason. The device comes with a physical keyboard, the familiar BlackBerry OS, and enough IT controls to make security fanatics happy. It's not "cool," but it's functional. And it should be considered because of that.

RIM BlackBerry Bold

HP Folio 13

The HP Folio 13 Ultrabook is designed for corporate users. The device is ultrathin and runs on the Intel Core i5 processor. With 9.5 hours of battery life and Trusted Platform Module (TPM) security chip also available, it seems like a nice choice for enterprise users.

HP Folio 13

RIM BlackBerry Torch

The BlackBerry Torch is designed to bridge the gap between the older BlackBerry model of physical keyboards and software, and the iPhone model of big displays and touch-screens. Does it do it well? Most enterprise users would say so, making it a potentially worthwhile choice. But just don't expect it to be an iPhone killer.

RIM BlackBerry Torch

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