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Whether it be within 200 miles of your agency, cross-country or across the pond, like it or not, travel is part of the life of a new business hunter.

Your Own Personal Wi-Fi… On The Road!

Posted by Shane Murphy on Monday, June 26, 2006

Ever been out there on the road preparing for a pitch, and you get all settled into your hotel room, crack open the laptop… and realize that there’s no wireless in the room?  So you drag yourself up and start seeking the dreaded ethernet cable (which as Dave Young points out) is about 3 feet long and nowhere near the desk!

The device is the D-Link DWL-G730AP Wireless Pocket Router, and this baby lets you set up a wireless network no matter where you are.  Talk about a must-have toy!  Credit to Dave Young at for finding this little jewel.


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Handheld Sales Still Climbing

Posted by Shane Murphy on Wednesday, May 10, 2006

We all have different preferences when it comes to our daily organization habits. Palm, Blackberry, PocketPC… but in recent months, the trending has become obvious. Handheld units out there that don't integrate telephone capabilities just aren't selling.

Industry experts contend that the all-in-one devices are approaching 15% of the overall marketplace, which gives them a solid base of users, it seems. And why not? Telephone, schedule, Email, Web… all on one tiny unit.

Treo700.jpgTraditional Palm sales are down, but the Treo series keeps growing. In fact, over 20% of Palm sales in the first quarter of this year were Treo 700w's. That seems to be a good sign for the upcoming release of the 700p (pictured), to be released later this month.

Dell is also still holding their own in the handheld arena, despite rumors that they're planning to bail out of the market completely. Their most expensive offering — the X51V — has become their most popular unit, but until they decide to partner with a mobile provider, the writing is on the wall.

Hope you find this little bit of information helpful as you consider your next mobile organizer upgrade.

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