Best smartphones for business reviewed

Computerworld Australia brings you a wrap of all the best business smartphones on offer

Computerworld Australia brings you a wrap of all the best business smartphones on offer.

HTC Desire smartphone HTC's Desire is the first Android phone to be released by Telstra, and we think it's the best Android phone period. A highly impressive design, a superb, customisable user interface and all the features and capabilities of the latest version of Android combine to produce an excellent smartphone. It will only get better with software updates.

Motorola Droid 2 smartphone The hotly anticipated Motorola Droid 2 is definitely an upgrade from the original Droid when it comes to design, but its camera is weak, and the MotoBlur software sometimes detracts from the Android experience. Still, if you're craving an Android phone with a physical keyboard, the Droid 2 will certainly satisfy.

Motorola Milestone XT701 Android smartphone The Motorola Milestone XT701 lacks the screen quality and processing power of many of its competitors, but its design is compelling. Excellent build quality, a Xenon flash, and HD video recording make this a better smartphone than the Milestone in many aspects.

Google Nexus One smartphone The Nexus One smartphone isn't as revolutionary as Google might have you believe, but it remains an excellent smartphone regardless. The Android platform is only going to get better and the Nexus One's excellent display and sleek hardware are a winning combination.

Samsung Wave smartphone The Samsung Wave morphs a mid-range feature phone into fully fledged smartphone thanks to the new open-source Bada OS. The Wave possesses excellent build quality, an outstanding display, great multimedia capabilities and impressive performance - all wrapped up in a slick, easy to use interface that will only get better.

Motorola Droid X Android smartphone The Motorola Droid X shines at multimedia playback, network performance and features; but the interface can occasionally be sluggish.

Despite antenna issues, Apple's iPhone 4 is definitely the best iPhone yet. Its superb design, outstanding display and excellent camera make it an ideal upgrade for owners of older Apple handsets and enticing for non-iPhone owners. Many competing smartphones can do more, but none of them do it in a manner that's as slick or polished as the iPhone 4.

Samsung Galaxy S Android smartphone The Samsung Galaxy S possesses the best display we've seen on a smartphone (though we're yet to review the iPhone 4). However, this Android handset is let down by a few niggling annoyances, particularly the all-plastic build and the TouchWIZ UI, which that lacks the polish this premium smartphone deserves. The Galaxy S is a great smartphone, but it sits a notch below HTC's Desire.

Samsung B7620 Giorgio Armani smartphone If you are looking for that exclusivity factor that the Armani tag will bring, then the Samsung has no competition. However, if you are looking for a smartphone that impresses overall, then the Apple iPhone 3GS is a better option. Overall, though, with its good looks and powerful multimedia performance, the Giorgio Armani phone qualifies as a good handset.

HTC Legend smartphone The HTC Legend may lack the extra-large screen of the flagship HTC Desire, but the unibody aluminium casing is a superb piece of industrial design. The Legend is an excellent smartphone and a solid improvement over its predecessor.

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