It seems like a new smartphone, tablet or specialized mobile device is announced every week. When trying to decide which device is right for your organization you should review the options by grouping them into categories that reflect your business requirements. As an example: If your business application is only available on the Windows Mobile operating system then grouping the devices by OS will allow you to quickly remove many options from consideration. Likewise, if you application is supported on multiple operating systems but the user environment is demanding and you need a ruggedized device then grouping devices by environmental considerations (drop spec, weather proof, etc.) will enable you to quickly zero on a subset of devices. After separating the first group, repeat the process with additional groups based on additional business needs until you have identified the few specific devices that meet the majority of your business needs. Now you can focus your final selection criteria on those devices that are best suited for your needs.
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