Anyone who has read any of my post will know how much it pains me to say this but for 'limited skill' managment user simpler is better, I would have actually recommended blackberry but as that is not one of the option I'd have to point - cringinly and reluctantly - to the iPhone.
It does have user managment and lockdown options along with Activesync support like Windows Mobile so from a technical standpoint it is an easier setup job than the Blackberry. It is realitivly simple to operate and even includes an extremely rudimentary encryption option wich you will want switched on in the case of it getting lost with sensitive data about student potentially stored in email on it.
The config tool is here Apple - Support - iPhone - Enterprise and I'm not aware of anything simmilar for Android. You should be able to lock their configuration down just enough that they are more difficult to break short of them activly jailbreaking them.
Just be careful that they don't use getting iPhones as an excuse to buy more silly expencive Apple accesories like MacBooks to make their phone 'cooler'.
The real crime is the need for iTunes for music/filesync as this is still a terrible program (by design I'm sure) under Windows and making me of all people recommend an Apple product. On a directly related note I'm off to be ill ::puke:
Note: If the new Windows Phone 7 was out I'd probably be recommending that instead.
Until you tell them they're losing the signal/connection because they aren't holding it properly that is ........ ;)
Originally Posted by SimpleSi
not if you buy
Originally Posted by flyinghaggis
b) a case
As we're talking about buying for a business rather than an individual, I wonder what the business case is for the sort of customisations that require jailbreaking an iphone...
Originally Posted by nephilim