Smartphones ‘bigger security risk’ than laptops

I’ve just been looking at the Sony-Ericsson X1 as a replacement for my Newton. An Apple Newton Messagepad 100

I admit that many PDAs aren’t really that comprehensive, don’t really store much above names and numbers, but there is a awful lot of information on my Newton. The X1 looks like it will be a small laptop.

But then, depending on your job and working tools, there is a lot of ‘portable electronics’ hat can easily go missing. My voice recorder is about the size of a pen and has many interviews and notes. Their value to someone else (aka espionage) is small, but their loss would impact me.

However, lets be realistic. I’ve never lost or misplaced the recorder or my laptop or my Newton. I have lost my house and car keys on a number of occasions.

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