I had a lively debate with a client last week over smartphones. His stance was that he should upgrade his Samsung Galaxy S3 to the new S4 on ‘work grounds’ meaning he would be able to accomplish much more work on it. “What type of work are you hoping to do on it?” I asked him. “Not sure yet but doing work on your phone is the way it is all heading”. Needless to say I couldn’t win this argument when faced with that kind of logic!!
However this did get me thinking about my current smartphone, the Blackberry Bold 9780, and what I actually use it for. At the moment my phone along with my Blackberry Playbook and Asus EeePC 701 form my ‘mobile office’. Between them I can carry out any task I need to but if broken down I would say I use the Blackbery Bold for the following:
This is the Blackberries stomping ground. Reading and composing emails on the phone is a breeze especially with the ability to delete them off the server or just the handset.
2. Social Media
Updating Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIN on the phone is easy enough and very handy on the move.
From lounging on the sofa to checking specific issues at a clients premises having the ability to check the internet from the phone is invaluable.
It even does the bog standard stuff too!!
All my company files (along with my personal ones) are in Dropbox. The ability to quickly check my customer accounts on the move for addresses, telephone numbers etc is fantastic and makes my working life so much easier.
6. Tethering to my Playbook
When out of wifi range the phone makes a really good modem to the internet allowing me to use the bigger screen on the Playbook.
So that is what I use my smartphone for. Now over to you, what do you use yours for?
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Hi I am Chris Wakefield the owner of ComTech IT Support. I provide Windows and Linux based IT Support, laptop repairs and computer repairs to both business and personal clients in Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.
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