Thursday, January 05, 2006

Experts choose best enterprise mobile devices of 2005 looks at the top enterprise mobile devices for 2005.

Todd Kort at Gartner said, "The biggest factor driving the enterprise mobile device market in 2005 is wireless e-mail capabilities. A rapidly increasing number of enterprise workers are finding that anywhere/anytime access to e-mail is valuable, and they are using smartphones or wireless PDAs to enable this."

Michael Gartenberg at JupiterResearch concurred, "We've seen growing awareness of this notion of connectivity. And we'll continue to see this going forward in 2006."

Below are Kort's top five devices of 2005 (click through to the article to read his analysis of each):

  • RIM's BlackBerry 7290 and 8700c
  • Palm Treo 650
  • Dell Axim X51v
  • Nokia 9300
  • Symbol MC50 and Intermec CK1
Despite the rocky year Research In Motion had, Kort "wasn't surprised by BlackBerry's strong 2005 showing." He said, "RIM reached 1 million subscribers in February 2004 and surpassed 4 million by early November 2005. RIM expects to surpass 5 million subscribers before the end of February 2006, assuming [the judge presiding over the patent infringement case] does not issue an injunction before then."