Desktop & Mobile Hardware
IBM's ThinkPad X40 blends portability, usability and power in a feature-rich package that was impressive enough to win in the Desktop & Mobile Hardware category.WINNER IBM
ThinkPad X40 IBMs ThinkPad X40 blends portability, usability and power in a feature-rich package that was impressive enough to win in the Desktop & Mobile Hardware category.
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BlackBerry 7100t For companies looking to outfit mobile workers with all-in-one devices, RIMs BlackBerry 7100t sports an exceptional combination of portability and functionality. The 7100t wowed Excellence Awards judges with its slick SureType input mechanism, which gives the unit a phonelike form factor. "The BlackBerry is very popular among corporate users and with good reason: The size is right," said one eWEEK Corporate Partner and Excellence Awards judge. Paired with RIMs BlackBerry Enterprise Server for access to corporate data, the 7100t is powerful enough to persuade even the most die-hard road warriors to leave their laptops behind. More information is available at www.blackberry.com. Hewlett-Packard Co.
iPaq h6315 Pocket PC The iPaq h6315 impressed Excellence judges by combining PDA, cell phone and e-mail capabilities in one device. With so much innovation packed into the first consumer-oriented Wi-Fi cell phone, the iPaq h6315 distinguished itself from a range of products in its category. Whether the iPaq h6315 is connecting via Wi-Fi, a GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) network or Bluetooth, this combination device ensures that its user is connected almost anytime, anywhere. As with many other products on the cutting edge, however, the iPaq h6315 has experienced problemsnamely, performance degradation when its many connections are used in tandem. HP (www.hp.com) released a ROM update shortly after users reported the problems. Excellence Awards Winners and Finalists: