Smartphones: which one do you like best?

Filed Under: BlackBerry, Featured, Google, iOS, Mobile

Last year, Naked Security ran a short and sweet survey to find out what you thought of smartphones in the work place.

We had over 500 responses, with interesting results.

First, where your workplace provided you with a smartphone, we asked what they provided you with. More than a third were using a Blackberry, and almost a quarter were iPhone users.

results: what phone do you use

When we asked you what smartphone you wished your company supplied you with, a whopping 41% said you wanted a smartphone running Google Android. Less than a third coveted Apple iPhone.

Which smartphone do you wish work provided you with?

I found this a little surprising. True, you do have more flexibility with Android when compared to the iPhone. But the Google Play Android marketplace is currently more prone to malware; Google currently don't police it as stringently as Apple manages its app store.

And finally, we asked whether you would install additional security software on your mobile phone if it meant that you could access your work emails, calendar and other information.

More than two thirds of readers who took part said that they would have work install additional security on their personal device, though 28% would also want work to foot the monthly bills.

Would you allow work to install security software on your personal mobile?


2012: 90-second smartphone survey!

Here is your chance to tell us if anything is different now. If you have two minutes - and I really mean two minutes, as there are only eight quick questions - we would really love if you could tell us your thoughts by taking part in our 90-second survey.

As a thank you, we are offering up the chance to win one of three Sophos goody bags, full of, well, goodies :)


Click here to take our 90-second 2012 smartphone survey

Crisis image courtesy of Shutterstock

NOTE: congrats to Angela from UK, Georgia from Australia, Benjamin and Larry from the US, Denise from Canada, all of whom were awarded Naked Security t-shirts for taking part.

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4 Responses to Smartphones: which one do you like best?

  1. I personally miss windows mobile 2003. It was so diverse and functional but as usual the market leans away from the geeks and towards the housewives and dumms the quality of the products down to make them easier to use and as a result less functional.

  2. Robert Gracie · 722 days ago

    I use Android myself and so far its been fine for me but I only install applications with a million plus downloads only they are usually better than something with 100 downloads.

  3. bobwyzguy · 722 days ago

    I have owned a Blackberry Bold, and the Samsung Epic Android phone. No comparison, the Android phone is vastly superior to the Blackberry. Too bad RIM dropped the ball on their industry leading product. They missed the shift, and thought they could keep their corporate customers locked into a product that was behind the times.

    i would have looked at the iPhone, but the first ones were available only on ATT, which has poor coverage in my market. Plus I really like to avoic doing business with ATT whenever possible. Expensive and uncaring.

  4. deedubyuh · 695 days ago

    Not really a piece on Smartphones is it? More a which OS/Corporate solution do you prefer. Any one looking for some pointers as to best Smartphones move along please

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Hi. I am a social, brand and communications expert with 10 years in senior roles in the tech space. I'm currently Sophos' s Global Director of Social Media and Communities. Proudest work achievement? Creating and launching award-winning Naked Security. Outside work, I am a mean cook, an avid reader, a chronic insomniac, a podcast obsessive and blogger .