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70% of corporate buyers unaware of 3G advantages

IDC's 2004 mobile devices end-user survey demonstrates that handhelds still dominate company mobility strategies, with over 50% of respondents indicating the PDA as the preferred mobile device as opposed to a voice-centric smart phone or a PDA with telephony capability. Only 11% of respondents indicated their company had a WLAN, suggesting few businesses can justify the cost of implementing a new wireless network.

IDC's 2004 mobile devices end-user survey demonstrates that handhelds still dominate company mobility strategies, with over 50% of respondents indicating the PDA as the preferred mobile device as opposed to a voice-centric smart phone or a PDA with telephony capability. Only 11% of respondents indicated their company had a WLAN, suggesting few businesses can justify the cost of implementing a new wireless network. This also indicates that security fears and the vast array of 802.11x standards remain inhibitors to the establishment of a complete mobility strategy. IDC's survey also demonstrated low levels of awareness regarding the services offered by 3G, with over 70% indicating little knowledge of its advantages.