Best smartphones for e-mail

We round up the best smartphones for keeping up to date with e-mail

2011 may be all about mobile phone processing power, but business users shopping for a phone are more interested in productivity and communications features -- particularly how a smartphone handles e-mail.

If you're using your smartphone primarily for business use, accessing e-mail while away from the office is an essential tool. With this in mind, a smartphone with strong e-mail credentials needs to possess excellent text input, and the latest wireless connectivity.

We round up the best smartphones for accessing e-mail from top brands including Apple, HTC, BlackBerry, Motorola and Samsung.

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RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780

For current BlackBerry users who aren't interested in a touchscreen device, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 comes highly recommended: it possesses a great keyboard, best-in-class e-mail capabilities and a refreshing new interface. However, it offers little incentive for others to switch to the BlackBerry platform.

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  • 28th Feb., 2011
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • RIM
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  • Pros:
  • BlackBerry 6 OS
  • More RAM than predecessor
  • Best-in-class keyboard and e-mail
  • Cons:
  • Browser much improved but still inferior to iPhone/Android
  • BlackBerry 6 OS better suited to touchscreen navigation
  • Less apps than competitors

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