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Choosing mobile handsets that keep the increasingly pushy and tech savvy user base in the organisation happy – without destroying the hard work put in to keep networks and data secure – is one of the most emotive issues we've had to deal with in this month's Mobile Clinic. Fortunately, we once again have the old industry sages …

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Logic is great...

... but when it comes to establishing power within the organisation, nothing says "I'm the dog's bollocks" like an iPhone.

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<tounge in cheek>

Nothing says "I'm a twat that can't use a normal phone UI, so i've brown tounged my way into persuding my IT department into letting me have a phone with bugger all features for us simple folk" like an iPhone!

;-p

</tounge in cheek>

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To Steven Hewitt

So the IT department said no to your iphone request did they?

Sour puss!

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My head is buzzing

Gah ! Am I really supposed to think about all these things when I choose a mobile phone ? Heaven help me, I thought I just needed to choose a phone, it turns out that they want me to choose a mobile office.

Well I won't do that. For me a phone is for phoning. My email and Internet needs I quarantine to my PC, thank you very much - the last thing I want is to be pestered everywhere I am by email. I'm not a crackberry addict.

I choose my phone for connectivity to the network and battery life, nothing more. A phone is a phone. I don't need it for anything else than phoning. For the rest, I have other, reliable tools.

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For our company...

management got crackberries, field service got windows mobile pda-s and "they need voice only" users got sony-ericsson walkman phones. :-)

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