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 Curve 3G

RIM has added 3G connectivity and GPS to its entry-level Blackberry Curve, but everything else remains almost identical to the earlier model. This is yet another BlackBerry release that lacks a wow factor, but the upcoming BlackBerry 6 OS update should add a bit of spice to a recipe that is starting to taste a bit stale.

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  • 8th Sept., 2010
  • Ross Catanzariti
  • RIM
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  • Pros:
  • Optical trackpad, upgradeable to BlackBerry 6 OS, best in class e-mail service, BlackBerry App World
  • Cons:
  • Lacks wow factor, lock/multimedia keys hard to press, keyboard is smaller than other models, low screen resolution

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