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Oh, You’ll Pay for 3G

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 07-08-2011 Print

Recently, we took a look at Apple's iPhone 5 and discussed why CIOs around the globe might take issue with the company's upcoming smartphone. This time around, we're going to examine Apple's iPad 2 to see why the tablet, which is easily besting all others in total sales, might pose challenges for your operation. Admittedly, the iPad 2 is an outstanding consumer tablet. The device is well designed, it has all kinds of nice entertainment features, and its App Store is packed with applications that people of all ages can enjoy. But for the enterprise, the iPad 2 isn't necessarily the best choice. Its focus on entertainment will raise red flags for CIOs who are are worried about productivity. Plus, there are other devices on store shelves now that deliver more corporate-friendly features than the iPad.

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Pricing for iPad 2 starts at $629 for the cheapest Wi-Fi-and-3G version of the tablet, Consider that you'll also need to pay for that mobile connectivity each month. Data fees add up quickly. The spending doesn't end when you purchase the device.



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