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Why the Samsung i760 is better than the iPhone for business users

The Samsung i760 Windows Mobile 6 Professional edition phone

By Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP

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I recently replaced my ancient but trusty Samsung i730, which was running WM 2003, with its shiny new successor, an i760 running WM6. What a difference, both in terms of the hardware and the software.

The i730 got the job done. I could connect to Verizon's fast EV-DO network and get my e-mail, look things up on the Web, open Word and Excel documents, and make phone calls. But it was big and clunky and heavy and not very pretty.

I had seen the i760 at the Verizon booth at CES last January and wanted it ever since, but the supposed release date "sometime in the summer" came and went with no sign of it. Meanwhile, I envied those folks with sleek, slim phones and for several months, I even seriously considered buying an iPhone. It's pretty, all right. But I just couldn't get past the drawbacks. So I kept waiting.

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Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP is a technology consultant, trainer, and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security. Deb is a tech editor, developmental editor, and contributor to over 20 add...