"Mobility up to this point has been an executive toy," Mary
McDowell, senior vice president and general manager of
enterprise solutions for Nokia, said during the CTIA trade
show. "Now it's time to bring it to the masses."
Many large companies see mobility as key to improving
productivity. Mobile devices, smart cell phones and Pocket
PCs will let workers on the road stay connected to the
corporate network and use many of the applications they
depend on at their desks. But these benefits aren't
confined only to the big boys.
Increasingly, small- and medium-sized companies in
Australia are reaping the fruits of their labour after
introducing mobility in the workplace. The ability to
access information on the go is a compelling weapon in the
competitive business landscape. This guide is aimed at
helping SMBs stay ahead of the game.
Optima Centoris KN
The Optima Centoris KN offers top performance and
above-average battery life. It's a great notebook, if you
can live with the lack of certain features and its added
HP Compaq Presario B2823TX
The glossy white casing is certainly unique. Though
equipped with a dedicated graphics card on the previous
Centrino chipset, the performance of this unit is
unfortunately only average.
Toshiba Satellite M50
Despite its extremely affordable price and logical design,
the M50 fails to stand out in terms of performance,
features or battery life.
Dell Inspiron 630m
Dell's mid-range Inspiron 630m provides excellent value for
money with a hearty system under its hood, a 14.1-inch
widescreen display and the option of Windows Media
HP iPaq hw6900
The HP iPaq hw6900 is shaping up to be a powerful device,
but we're always a little wary of products that aim to be a
jack-of-all-trades. We hope it can perform in all areas --
GPS, phone, PDA, and multimedia -- and do them
PDA shopping checklist
Thinking of buying a new PDA? Here's a run-down of all the
features you'll need to consider before hitting the shops,
including options you should watch for in platform, CPU,
expansion, connectivity, and more.
The PalmOne LifeDrive is a versatile handheld packed with
productivity and multimedia features -- but it's too
HP iPaq hx2790
The HP iPaq hx2790 is a PDA for those who are looking for a
traditional, businesscentric approach to ultraportable
computing and don't mind paying for it.
Intel wants super 3G in every
Chip giant Intel has signed a deal with the GSM Association
to help hardware makers include mobile SIM card readers and
3G connectivity in new PCs.
Road warriors set to iBurst with
Mobile users will be the big winners in a radical revamp of
iBurst wireless broadband plans which network operator
Personal Broadband Australia unveiled