Stories by Mark Jones and Ephraim Schwartz

  • Mobile phone, PDA makers don boxing gloves

    The PDA has redefined mobile computing, but mobile phone manufacturers are fighting back, funneling millions of dollars into extending phones’ data and application functionality. IDG’s Mark Jones and Ephraim Schwartz pitted a PDA proponent, HP’s Ted Clark, against a mobile phone advocate, Nokia’s Randy Roberts. At stake: the future of handheld devices. The encounter was civil until the subject turned to operating systems.