The familiar "Personal Digital Assistant" (PDA) and the Smartphone represent the cutting edge of handheld computer technology and are both readily available with competitive pricing, we often use this type of device for proving a concept and delivering pilot schemes.

Digital photography, email, video, web access and audio are included as standard, together with telephone capabilities. Retro fit Barcode and RFID readers are rare but do exist for some models, as do some ruggedised cases and other accessories.