WSJ writes on the new frontiers for hand-helds:
To date, consumers have been the biggest buyers of hand-held computers, also known as personal digital assistants. But increasingly, companies and government agencies are buying them for employees to improve how they do their jobs.
Sales of hand-helds to corporations and organizations, which now represent about 25% of total sales, are at least holding steady. Some predict these sales will take off as more of these devices are equipped with wireless connections.
For some, the devices already have proved an effective tool and a cheaper alternative to laptops for employees who either spend a lot of time out of the office or need to roam through a store or factory.