Top 5 Small Business Smartphones

Want a competitive edge? Of course you do. Small business owners need to stay mobile and accessible, and there’s no better way to do that than with a smartphone. cuts through the clutter and picks the top  five smartphones currently worth your time and money.

The big news in smartphones, as of this precise millisecond in time, is Google’s Nexus One. Introduced Jan. 5, the Nexus One has generated mostly positive reviews (more about that in a sec). But grumblers took note of Google’s initially unfriendly upgrade policy. Since then, Google cut the Nexus One upgrade price for existing T-Mobile subscribers from $379 to $279.

While that’s a positive move, there’s still that teensy matter of the Nexus One’s double early termination fees. Depending upon when you cancel your service, you could be hit with a $200 early termination fee from T-Mobile, as well as a $350 fee from Google.

Despite these and other complaints, the Nexus One lands at No. 4 on our admittedly unscientific Top 5 smartphones list. (We also have a Nexus One in our hands, so stay tuned for our own, more detailed review coming soon.) In other smartphone news, Palm recently released the Palm Pre Plus ($150 with a new contract) for Verizon Wireless. As of this writing, reviews were still trickling in, so Palm’s smartphone didn’t make our list, though you can check back next month for a stand-alone review of that handset.

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