Without a doubt, today’s smartphones are a business traveler’s best friend. These nifty devices keep everything rolling when you’re on the go. Not only are business travelers using smartphones to email, text, review spreadsheets and stay in touch with clients, but they are using them to book flights, compare hotel prices, rent cars and even monitor baggage.
The iPhone 5S
With the iPhone 5S, business travelers can create spectacular spreadsheets while on the plane or waiting during stopovers. With just a few taps, turn data into dramatic images, tables and interactive charts. Its controls are optimized for multi-touch and feature an interface that makes it easy for finding tools. It also features an advanced calculation engine that makes you a natural at math. Just tap “share” and you can send a copy to faraway colleagues or share a link with the whole team. It’s the ideal solution for data distribution.
Whatever your business travel needs, the iPhone 5S has an app solution. Choose from a wide variety of specific airline apps like United Airlines and Delta. Make reservations, select preferred seating, get flight status, scan your mobile boarding pass right from the app, monitor baggage and even check alternate flights. The iPhone 5S is an indispensable companion for the business traveler.
The BlackBerry Z30
The BlackBerry Z30 offers chat face-to-face with BBM video. With natural sound technology and an amazing 5-inch display, business travelers get more out of every conversation with clients and business associates. Access all messages with a single swipe. As the Blackberry Z30 gets to know your habits, all important messages show up on top. Even view all attachments that you’ve received and sent in one convenient place. Seamlessly transition from your work and personal life with two separate profiles while on the go. It’s all part of BlackBerry Balance technology.
Those who travel on business will fall in love with the BlackBerry Travel app. It’s easier than ever to plan, manage bookings and share travel schedules with a smart phone at your fingertips. Arrange for limo service, find a deal on hotel accommodations, book a rental car and find on whether a flight has been canceled or delayed. No matter where you’ve booked a flight, the BlackBerry Z30 pulls up the trip’s details all in one place. There’s no need to double check travel updates, you’re notified as it happens. Travel is made easy with the BlackBerry Z30.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has merged the defining line between tablet and smartphone. It features a full HD display of 5.7 inches and comes with its own S-Pen stylus. Using the stylus, you can annotate documents and provide instant feedback. With this handset, Samsung has overcome the challenge of multitasking. Users can finally run two apps side by the side on the screen. You could be sending out a quick email to stockholders while reviewing the latest financials.
This smartphone also comes with some great apps. The Significant Signature app lets you add your real signature to important documents while you’re away from the office. Even annotate over pdf files. Built with advanced technology, this app forensically verifies a signature by measuring rhythm and normal acceleration. If you’re stuck at the airport with a flight delay or just need a break from business, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 offers a downloadable Netflix app. Select a movie or one of your favorite TV shows. There aren’t many smartphones that offer this on-demand video service; that makes the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 a real standout.
The Nokia Lumia 925
The Nokia Lumia 925 sports a slim design making it easy to keep in a shirt pocket during business travel. Its Life Tile display keeps it simple yet allows easy access to messages and emails on the home screen. It also features one of the largest screens in the Windows Phone 8 product line with a 4.5 inch screen. Long email chains and documents are easy to view. It has Microsoft’s full Office Suite and makes it easy to make last-minute changes on the way to meetings.
The Nokia Lumia 925 has partnered with Top Travel for its apps. Its Flight Radar24 app allows you to turn this smartphone into an air-traffic radar. Track your route when traveling North America, Europe, South Africa, China, New Zealand and Australia. With the Bing Translator app, you can use the keyboard, camera or voice to translate over 40 languages. Easily communicate with locals and read menus and road signs while overseas. This app even works if you’re not online.
The BlackBerry Q5
The BlackBerry Q5 is an affordable solution to the BlackBerry Z30. With a focus on business, Internet and messaging, it’s best in its class. It offers fast web browsing, and pages load in just seconds. To date, it delivers the most fluid surfing experience of any smartphone. While traveling on business, it’s ideal for when you need fast information. The keyboard has been re-engineered for quicker typing and more accuracy. With its new Instant Action, you can use shortcuts right from the home screen to update your Facebook status and respond to emails.
With its Sky scanner app, you can find the lowest fares from over 1,000 airlines and have the trip details emailed directly to you. If you’re traveling on the road, the BlackBerry Maps app is the ideal navigator. Get 2D maps, local search and dynamic 3D voice guided turn-by-turn directions. This app acts just like an advanced GPS navigation system. You can gets apps for anything these days; smart phone apps are essential for business travelers as they are always on the go. For further reading about apps for business travelers check out this post SiteProNews.com.
Whether you’re a road warrior business traveler or take to the blue skies for business travel, having one of the best smartphones with you is a savvy business decision. The new smart phones of 2014 will makes travel simple, convenient and hassle-free.
Author Bio: Lucy Rose is a Marketing Specialist working for Clarendon Serviced Apartments, a dedicated provider of serviced apartments in London for over 25 years. My passion lies in writing about accommodation, travel and all things London. Follow her on twitter @clarendonapts.