Tablets vs. Smartphones : What’s Better For Business?

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Everyone knows that mobile is the “big thing” pretty much everywhere right now – which is why smartphones and tablets are becoming the norm.  Smartphones are, of course, very quickly replacing feature mobile phones as the number one mobile phone choice for US users while more and more people are finding tablets more convenient than a PC or a laptop. 

But when you make the mobile phone and the tablet face-off against each other, the clear winner is still the smartphone – because it’s still more convenient in terms of size, and you can still make calls through them more easily. 

Here’s the situation

No matter what anyone says about the rising popularity of text messaging, people still like being able to make and take calls.  This is especially true for businessmen and professionals who are always on the go, but who like staying connected:  more than anyone else, they’re the ones who still get and expect phone calls on a regular basis.  Businesses are clearly still attached to the notion of directly speaking to people, otherwise critically-acclaimed VoIP service providers like RingCentral wouldn’t be offering smartphone applications that help users have a truly integrated phone communications experience.  

That doesn’t mean, however, that tablets don’t have their uses for professionals.  Artists, architects, and engineers most certainly benefit from the presentation potential of such devices.  Some individuals in other professions gravitate toward the tablet because it has better functionality for intra-organizational software.  In other words, both the smartphone and the tablet have different strengths but are nevertheless both potentially useful. So which one do you choose?

The better question is: what do you need?

What is more important in your work:  staying connected or organizing, managing, and presenting information?  Being able to answer that question should be able to clarify your path for you.

If communication is, indeed, the main focus of your role in the business, then it might just be better for you to invest in a smartphone instead of a tablet.  But if most of your work doesn’t require you to be in fairly direct contact with people all the time (and you’re in charge of operations, reports, and analysis), you probably should go for a tablet and pick up a simple feature phone for calls. 

Or you can just try out Invoxia’s AudiOffice, which offers the potential added benefit of video conference calling.  This offer is very new, though, and there is no telling what bugs it might still have.

But do we have to choose at all?

You don’t really have to choose between these two intelligent mobile devices; however, they can be quite expensive in tandem.  If you can afford it, then go ahead and invest in both.  But it’s better for you to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

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