What you don't get
Using this thing overseas can get expensive. Data connections are a pain to manage and there is the problem of thievery.

The Galaxy's problems spin out of its virtues -- it's so easy to use that I found I was running up costly minutes. So real discipline is needed when traveling abroad with this device.

Also, managing all your data options can be frustrating. I found keeping connected on a Wi-Fi network took constant rebooting.

And while the phone is cool, it is almost too cool. I was actually nervous about flashing it when I was out and about in this fascinating but, let's be honest, poverty-stricken and dangerous town.

Bottom line
The Samsung Galaxy SII is one heck of a business mobile telephony solution. It's fast, smart and provides excellent functionality. If you travel around the globe for work, this is my pick for the device to have.

And actually, the coming of a new generation of phones might just be the best thing that happens to the Galaxy SII. It might make it cheaper. If this device ever comes free with a contract? That will probably be the best deal in business telephony. Ever.

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