Poll: When asked, what smartphone platform do you recommend?

Technologists are regularly asked for buying recommendations and TechRepublic wants to know the smartphone platform you recommend to users.

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If your family and friends describe your job as "works with computers" then it's highly likely that the most frequent question you are asked these days is no longer "which computer should I buy?" but "which smartphone should I get?"

Some of that is due to the fact that people refresh their smartphones more than their computers and some of it is due to the fact that there are plenty of people who are still transitioning from traditional cellphones to smartphones. Whatever the case may be, TechRepublic would like to know which smartphone platform you recommend when users approach you for advice.

Anecdotally, one of the interesting things we've seen is that even some professionals who are Android and Blackberry enthusiasts are recommending the iPhone to average users. This is especially true if those users live in a city where there's an Apple Store, because then if the users have problems with the device they can take it into the Apple Store instead of coming back and pestering the techie who recommended the phone.

Let us know which platform you recommend by answering the poll and then jump into the discussion below to explain why.

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Jason Hiner is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He writes about the people, products, and ideas changing how we live and work in the 21st century. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.

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