PDAs are pretty much in a coma nowadays, but Seattle-based design firm Teague is giving them a dose of CPR with the above concept created for HP. It's a rugged PDA designed to "streamline day-to-day tasks. It synchronizes with the user's PC to track inventory, communicating through RFID and Bluetooth." It's meant for for the IT crowd, but should HP ever decide to enter the rugged PDA/smartphone market, this design would certainly be a nice start. Especially since it just won CeBIT's If Design Award.
HP Rugged Data Center Assistant/PDA Concept [Unwired View]