They include the FS4, a new hand-held device, and enhanced versions of the market-leading Husky fex21 hand-held personal computer
and the X-C6250Pro notebook computer.
Northwest Airlines, a US carrier, has deployed new portable technology at Philadelphia Airport, including Portable Agent Workstations, a hand-held personal computer
designed to help consumers avoid waiting for a ticketing agent, and a Passenger Rebook Hotline, which is a portable bank of telephones that places customers through to reservations agents.
In 1992, then-Chairman John Sculley was so anxious to brag about the company's soon-to-be launched Newton, a hand-held personal computer
, he appeared at a trade show before a prototype even existed, waving an empty plastic box and showing on a Mac what the Newton could do.
Salespeople also have hand-held personal computers
, similar to a BlackBerry, which allows them to read and send e-mail while on the road.
The once incongruous union of businessmen and iPods follows similar trends for trendy hand-held personal computers
such as the Blackberry and the continued popularity of games consoles among the post-teenage age-group.
THE introduction of hand-held personal computers
to the process of returning starting prices has almost certainly headed off a wider-ranging proposal from the National Joint Pitch Council.
Microsoft launched a line of hand-held personal computers
, called Pocket PC, last week in co-operation with Casio, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Symbol Technologies and SAP AG.