Has the notebook-to-handheld conversion begun?
Has the notebook-to-handheld conversion begun? | CNET News.com: "'I don't carry a laptop anymore because my phone is sophisticated enough,' said David Kelley, one of the founders of the design firm Ideo and a professor at the Stanford University Institute of Design.
Then there's the cost side of the equation. Corporate laptops generally run about $1,000 to $1,500, that's higher than a desktop ($700) or a handheld ($300 to $500), particularly if the carrier subsidizes the handheld. Support and management costs can be less for laptops, but 'the notebooks get beat up a lot,' said Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates, who says Wall Street traders have already begun to convert. 'As a usage model, it makes a lot of sense. For certain kinds of users--power users--they want the best PC experience, which is a desktop. And they want mobility.' "