7 Things SMBs Need to Know About Windows Phone 7

by Joseph Moran

Windows Phone 7 is coming soon, but is it too consumer focused to be a good mobile smartphone for your business? We've got seven factors to consider before you make your buying decision.

Mobile smartphones give small business owners and their employees a competitive edge by helping them stay connected and competitive no matter where they roam. So choosing the right mobile device for your business needs takes research and forethought.

Windows Phone 7 is about to hit the market, and our sister site, EnterpriseMobileToday.com, has the 411 you need to figure out if this new mobile smartphone platform is right for you.

Windows Phone 7 gets its long-awaited public unveiling in New York on Oct. 11, with the first crop of phones going on sale not long thereafter. Since Microsoft's retooled mobile OS was first announced back in February, the majority of the focus has been on its consumer-oriented features, such as integration with Microsoft's Zune music and video service or support for online gaming via Xbox Live.

If you're an independent business user -- or an IT person responsible for approving and supporting employee phones -- and you're trying to determine whether Windows Phone 7 will be worth your while, consider the following seven factors that can help you determine whether to take the plunge, or take a pass (at least for the time being).

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This article was originally published on Friday Oct 8th 2010
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