Hand-held calculator 75 units for the accounting department ( research case study )
To the management.
RE: SMART PHONES; 100 UNITS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS.
The management needed to purchase new equipment for the employees for improved efficiency in the operations and the carrying out of their duties. This report is a response to the request by the management to have a product for different smartphone manufacturers listed and their products reviewed for the purpose of evaluation and selection. The manufacturers included are Samsung, Apple and BlackBerry (Research in Motion, RIM).
The research was based on the specifications, cost, reliability and online purchasing information. The findings were as follows.
Phone model: Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920
Network technology: 2G(GSM)/3G(HSPA) and 4G(LTE)
Display: 5.1 inches multitouch super AMOLED capacitive screen.
Platform: Android OS v5.0.2, Exynos 7420 chipset and a fast bi-quadcore CPU.
Camera: Primary (16 MP), secondary (5 MP).
Comms: Wi-Fi enabled, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC infrared port.
Useful features: Messaging (SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail and IM), HTML5 browser, wireless charging, 115 GB cloud storage, noice cancellation, and a non-removable Li-Ion 2550 mAh battery.
Cost: The phone goes for 599.99 USD (Discounted) at Amazon. The online shop offers free shipping for the phone which usually takes two to 3 weeks. Buying it at Amazon, the buyer saves 100USD.
Reliability: The phone’s outward design is a result of a fusion of glass and metal which makes it strong in case of impact. The manufacture offers a twelve months warranty. (http://www.samsung.com/us/mobile/cell-phones ). Below is the Galaxy S6
RESEARCH IN MOTION.
Phone model: BlackBerry Passport
Network technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display: 4.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and a 3-row BlackBerry physical keyboard.
Platform: BlackBerry OS 10.3.1, Snapdragon chipset, Quad-core CPU. 32 GB internal memory and 3GB RAM.
Camera: Primary (13 MP), secondary (2 MP).
Comms: Wi-Fi enabled, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, radio.
Useful features: Messaging (SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail IM and BBM 6), HTML5 browser, Java, wireless charging, 115 GB cloud storage, noice cancellation, and a long lasting non-removable Li-Ion 3450 mAh battery.
Cost: The phone costs 549 USD at Amazon online store. Free shipping services are offered and the buyer saves 150.99 USD. (http://us.blackberry.com/)
Reliability: The phone has a battery with a long life that lasts for at least 24hrs. The manufacture offers a one-year warranty. It is largely recommended for business.
Phone model: Apple iPhone 6
Network technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
Size: 4.7 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen.
Platform: iOS 8.3, Apple A8 chipset, dual-core 1.4 GHz CPU. 16/64/128 GB internal memory and 1 GB RAM.
Camera: Primary (8 MP), secondary (1.2 MP).
Comms: Wi-Fi enabled, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC (Apple Pay only)
Useful features: Messaging (SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail and iMessage), HTML5 browser (Safari), icloud cloud storage, noice cancellation, maps and a non-removable Li-Po 1810 mAh battery.
Cost: The phone goes for 709 USD (Discounted) at Amazon. The online store offer free shipping services and the buyer saves up to 360.99 USD.
Reliability: the phone has a high touch responsive rate and perfect HD viewing. The manufacture offers one year warranty. (https://www.apple.com/iphone/ )
THE IPHONE 6.