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Best Smartphones for Business Travel

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The year’s best mobile phones include the usual suspects, as well as some new faces.

Think the cell phone market is getting old and boring? On Christmas Day 2012, a record number of Apple iOS and Android phones were activated—17.4 million of them, according to Flurry Analytics. On Christmas Day 2011, only 6.8 million phones were fired up for the first time.

The march of progress continues as we forge ahead in 2013. While the rest of the year is sure to bring copious new product launches, you can find a dazzling array of handsets on the market right now. Here’s a guide to what’s hottest now—plus a glimpse of a few things to come.

Christopher Null has been a technology journalist for 20 years. He was the founding editor of Mobile PC magazine and has written about technology for outlets such as Yahoo!, Wired and PC World. No slouch under the hood of a PC, he assembled a computer in seven minutes when competing in the TigerDirect Charity PC Race at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. He can be reached at editor@executivetravelmag.com.

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