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While 3G networks are stuck in wireless limbo, Wi-Fi is growing by leaps and bounds.

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This story appears in the March 2003 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

They've become a staple of cellular advertising on TV--thosevideoconferencing, mobile sales force and other whoop-de-dooapplications that will turn and wireless PDAs intooffices away from the office. But it could be a while before yourautomobile console can replace your desk.

Wireless companies are still building the Third Generation ()networks that are supposed to jumpstart the revenues andproductivity of 's 40 million road warriors. But athree-year recession, a pile of debt and a slowdown in newsubscribers make carriers reluctant to give a date for delivery onthe 3G deal.

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