The answer depends on what you most need your smart phone for. Do you need a device that excels at e-mail or one that's optimized for browsing the Web? And will the best smart phone for e-mailing or browsing also keep you entertained on a long flight?Author David Haskin (one of my old cronies -- hey, David) puts four smartphones to the test, each representative of the four major platforms. Absent from the roundup: a Palm-OS based Centro or Treo. I can understand that: The once-celebrated platform has been at death's door for years. I no longer consider it a viable choice for any business user.
So, which phone/platform came out ahead? Interestingly, Haskin didn't declare an overall winner, but instead picked a winner in each of four main categories: Browsing the Web, E-mail, Photography, and Entertainment. But I'll give you one guess which model got top marks in almost all the categories. Sigh...I so want an iPhone.