What makes for the right business phone?

A truly classic phone (courtesy of Wild and Wolf)

A truly classic phone (courtesy of Wild & Wolf)


So, along with no-frills tariffs (see the previous post), what would be the ideal business handset?

I’ve been looking into this, and here are a few thoughts:


Essentials:
– 2-3 days’ standby
– Wifi
– VoIP (SIP-based, ideally)
– USB charging
– Support for Exchange email
– Small enough to fit in a suit pocket

Not essential but useful:
– Encryption
– Multimedia features
– GPS
– 3G or better – although this is less important than good battery life, see above.

I’m really not bothered by a keyboard (I have a BlackBerry) or a camera (have one of those too). But most handsets are either too large and too complex, or lack some or all of the features I need.

What do other people look for in a handset for work?

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About stephenpritchard
Freelance journalist specialising in business and technology, based in London (UK).

One Response to What makes for the right business phone?

  1. Max Tatton-Brown says:

    What about powerful Calendar support? Being able to add appointments/ receive reminders while out and about made me the man I am today.

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