Smartphones are the brainier mobile choice.
A plain-Jane mobile phone doesn't cut it anymore. Smartphones, those hybrid PDA/ phone devices, are in a sales upswing. They're especially favored by on-the-go entrepreneurs and their mobile employees because they reduce the amount of hardware to be hauled around and provide Internet access.
It's easy to get sticker shock, though, from the $400-plus price tags on many smartphones. Of course, you're getting a phone, a PDA and mobile e-mail, and your smartphone can even stand in for a laptop on some trips. Some smartphones are filling specific niches. Sprint, for example, has addressed the security concerns raised by having phones with digital cameras roaming freely about offices. It offers a version of the Treo 600 smartphone that's camera-free (cost: about $600, street price) per device.
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