Smartphones could threaten laptops

Dec 02 2003 - 04:30 PM ET | Smartphone
Reuters sees the future of mobile tech in smartphones: bq. "...Handheld computers and smartphones, even digital music players like the very popular Apple iPod, are getting ever more powerful, smaller, and can perform a dizzying array of functions. bq. These powerful gizmos are even starting to raise questions among electronics makers over how much longer it will be before you can leave your laptop at home as a doorstop and hit the road with only your uber-handheld." We tend to think that it will be awhile until laptops aren't toted around everywhere, but for simple modes of communication, nothing beats a smartphone.