Yesterday on CNET.com the editors posted their Top 6 phones for business users. The top 6 candidates are the Palm Treo 700p, Cingular 8525, T-Mobile Dash, Nextel i930 by Motorola, Sprint PPC-6700, and the Nokia E62. I have tried all the devices except for the older Nextel i930 and agree with their picks for the top mobile devices for the business user. The Treo 700wx would probably be the next contender in this field. The editors gave the T-Mobile Dash and Cingular 8525 a rating of 8/10, the Palm Treo 700p a 7.7/10, the Nokia E62 a 7.3/10, the Sprint PPC-6700 a 7/10 and the Nextel i930 a 6.6/10. Check out the article for the good, bad and bottom line on each device along with links to full reviews.
I was using the Nokia E61, same as Nokia E62 with integrated WiFi, and in the last week and a half have been using the T-Mobile Dash. It is tough for me to figure out which device is best for me, but the smaller form factor, integrated camera, and user interface of the Dash are swaying me that way. When looking at these six candidates, keep in mind the Dash, Nokia E62, and Nextel i930 do not have touch screen interfaces. The Dash and Nextel i930 do not support editing and creating Office documents natively while all of the other devices have integrated or 3rd party applications that provide this functionality. I personally find that I view documents 95% of the time and rarely actually create or edit them on a mobile device.