Tuesday, November 10, 2009

First look: Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Eris are risky for business

A timely Droid (Motorola and HTC) reality check 

The Motorola Droid and the HTC Droid Eris, both available via Verizon Wireless in the United States, proved to be surprisingly good phones in my initial tests. I was surprised that the consumer-oriented Droid Eris is a better smartphone in many key respects than the Motorola Droid, thanks to better UI choices.

But the two new Google Android phones lack basic security capabilities that make them unusable in many business environments, and their utter lack of management features mean that even where businesses can acept their security limitations, they won't be able to deploy them in large numbers. Worse, it appears that the Droids don't support Exchange ActiveSync policies, so many Exchange servers won't grant them access. When it comes to Exchange, Droid doesn't.

First look: Motorola Droid, HTC Droid Eris are risky for business

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