Smartphones Making a Difference in SMB
Power, Speed and Business Efficiency on America’s Fastest and Most Reliable 4G Network
If you are an entrepreneur or work for an SMB, in all likelihood you think of your smartphone along the lines of the once prominent American Express Card theme: You DON’T leave home – or your office – without it.
There are so many articles about how smartphones are usefulness for businesses. In a sense it’s like a miniature computer, but with telephone capabilities and it is small enough to easily carry around wherever you go.
With a smartphone you can answer a call and check your email or browse the web for news or search for a vendor. You can take a photo or a short video and easily upload it to your company’s Facebook page or Twitter.
Plus there are many apps that are made especially to help business owners. Verizon Wireless recently introduced the ideal business smartphone -- the DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola, the first Verizon Wireless smartphone to combine 4G LTE with the power of dual-core 1 GHz processors, 1 GB of RAM and a stunning 4.3-inch qHD display using scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with dual-layer anti-reflective coating.
The raves for the DROID BIONIC and its 4G technology just keep coming!
For example, the DROID BIONIC introduces a host of groundbreaking applications and accessories that turn the device into a productivity hub, a ruler of remote access and a purveyor of virtuality. A must-have feature is ZumoCast™, an app that lets customers bring their digital world of pictures and documents stored on their computers at home or the office to their handset via remote access. Cool, no?
With its revolutionary Webtop application, DROID BIONIC can beam a full-featured Firefox® Web browser 4.0, email or documents to a TV or monitor using accessories like the separately purchased Lapdock™ with a 11.6” screen, keyboard and integrated trackpad.
Accessories such as the HD Station let DROID BIONIC users turn the phone into an entertainment center or home office. Customers can view pictures, video, and content from the DROID BIONIC on any HDTV or monitor by connecting a separately sold HDMI cable. And, of course, the DROID BIONIC lets customers share their 4G LTE signal with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices (tablets, laptops) when they activate the Verizon Wireless Mobile Hotspot. The device of the future today, the DROID BIONIC also includes the following features:
- Business ready with advanced security policies; resizable and scrollable email, calendar and task widgets; device and SD card encryption; and Citrix® GotoMeeting® and Citrix Receiver™ for Android
- 4.3-inch qHD screen using scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass with dual-layer anti-reflective coating
- 8-megapixel autofocus camera with flash and 1080p HD video capture
- Front-facing camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
- Adobe® Flash® pre-loaded
- HTML 5 capable
- Supports wireless chargers
On a personal note, having had no electricity for five whole days during the recent October snow storm, I was truly thankful for my DROID BIONIC which not only allowed me to check my company emails and make phone calls, but it gave me access to the web allowing me to get the latest news on the weather condition in my area. While only depending on my smartphone, I truly realized the importance of the network and the speed of my connection. For businesses, consider 4G speed especially when working in a remote environment, on the road or unable to be in the office on a regular basis. You need the speed to get work done.
Click Here for more information about availability, features and accessories for the DROID BIONIC. If you don’t have a smartphone, is it time you consider getting one to amp up your productivity.
We are always interested in hearing great stories from our readership. If you have a smartphone or a DROID BIONIC, tell us how it has changed the way you run your business.
“Take Two Tablets and Call Me ANYTIME…”
As ubiquitously conveyed in the tech, vertical and business media, tablets are becoming a widely adapted and user-friendly business tool -- and that’s a good thing. Even better, they are affordable at price points near many laptops and ideal for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMB).
Our current array of Verizon Wireless tablets includes the recently introduced Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE and the Motorola Xoom (4G LTE upgradeable in September), plus several others. Verizon Wireless is the first carrier to support 4G LTE tablets.
4G LTE technology is the catalyst to get things done in the SMB realm. It levels the playing field with your competitors and larger companies and gives Verizon Wireless business customers the following core elements:
- Enhanced connectivity - rapid download speeds and low latency to get things done fast while on the go.
- Improved Operational Models - Allows businesses to do what they need to do, but more efficiently.
- New Revenue Models – 4G LTE combined with Verizon Wireless Solution Partners provides completely new innovations to revolutionize business.
The Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is a good looking, highly functional tablet that empowers mobile workers, SMBs and entrepreneurs to:
- Access corporate networks, files and applications via the downloadable Citrix Receiver app.
- Download or upload huge files, even HD video and 3D CAD drawings, via 4G LTE—(expected speeds from 5-12 Mbps to download and 2-5 Mbps on the upload)
- Stay on schedule with a calendar that syncs in real-time with Google and Exchange.
- View and edit Microsoft® Word, PPT and Excel docs using pre-installed Quick Office app.
We’d love to hear your feedback and experiences on how tablets have helped your business.
Let 4G Take Your Business Anywhere
Guest post from Paul Macchia, national PR manager - Enterprise and Government for Verizon Wireless. For the latest and greatest Verizon Wireless news, please follow us: @VZWnews.
I don’t have to tell you that today it’s all about mobility. For businesses – particularly small- and medium-sized businesses – you want to be able to reach your customers and in turn have them reach you even if you are out – half way across the country.
Not all networks are created equally… depending on your mobile service provider you may or may not get service. If you are pitching a customer your service via your cellphone, you do not want to drop that call or have bad reception where your voice is broken up. Period. It’s a deal killer.
Verizon Wireless has been upgrading its network to the latest 4G LTE Technology. More than 100 markets in the US have 4G LTE, and we are rolling out more markets at regular intervals. Essentially, 4G is 10 times faster than 3G. It is not about speeds but capability. 4G will let us work faster, smarter and more efficiently.
We are working as fast and as hard as we can to deliver smartphones and tablets that work on our 4G LTE network. Click here to see some of these products.
Now, don’t take my word for it. Verizon Wireless continues to get solid accolades for their 4G LTE Technology. Sascha Segan of PC Magazine recently wrote an article, “The Fastest Mobile Networks 2011,” sharing the pluses of the 4G LTE Verizon Wireless network. Click here to read this article.
Is your business mobile?
4G LTE – Does Your Small Business Need It?
The question of speed is always of interest to anyone in business – how fast can my product get built? How fast can it be delivered? How long do my customers have to wait? How quickly can I put together a meeting?
Yes, the old adage that time is money is true everyday for a business of any size. Often you have to think about a tradeoff between time and money when considering how you’ll deliver your product or service. So what exactly is 4G LTE and where does it fit in?
The term is simply shorthand for the 4th generation of wireless broadband networks and, in the case of Verizon, it’s the fastest, most advanced 4G wireless broadband network currently available from any carrier. Mobility continues to be a key part of most of our lives and, for businesses, it’s a must. 4G brings you download speeds of 5-12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2- 5 Mbps. This is a substantial increase over current network speeds. With 4G you’ll get speeds up to 10x faster than 3G. Some other 4G providers consider 1.5 Mbps downloads their top speed.
What exactly does this mean for you? Well, basically, Verizon’s 4G can connect you at speeds that are faster than typical DSL or cable modem high-speed internet options and, of course, you can take it with you. In addition, the real ‘up’ side to this is the upload speeds that can go as fast as 5 Mpbs! If you’ve got files to share or have to connect for meetings over the Internet, this is a real timesaver.
Verizon 4G LTE may be part of the solution for your business – the more you travel, having a reliable, fast Internet connection can help you keep that edge on the competition. Today, there are 38 major cities with the fastest 4G service available. Watch for more to be added this year.