Friday, December 11, 2009

CW Opinion: Droids in the Enterprise

As you know, I'm currently working with a team to select the next smartphone for our corporate mobile phone fleet. One of the devices we are reviewing is the Motorola Droid for the Verizon Wireless network.

Computer World ran an opinion piece last month about some of the corporate short comings of the new Google Android 2.0 device. Author Michael Gartenberg writes:
"While there's a lot to like about the Droid, it's not the phone that most businesses are going to turn to. The hardware is good, including a lovely high-resolution screen, but the keyboard is definitely something you will want to try before you buy. For me, the keys are way too close together and much too flat to promote good typing. (Oddly, the virtual on-screen keyboard works much better for me)."

Mr. Gartenberg also has some issues with the Droid's built-in Microsoft Exchange support (via Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync), remote management, and device security.

You can read the full opinion piece on the CW website.

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