World Economic Forum participants have been offered handhelds that they can use to check emails while at the conference: The conference center has also been covered with a Wi-Fi network which visitors can use with their own laptops.
Apparently the reaction to using the handheld devices has been mixed, which makes sense given the crowd. Some executives, probably those that actually have sent emails before, jumped aboard and avidly use the handhelds. Others, maybe those whose assistants do anything related to a computer for them, can't figure out how to take the stylus out.
This article is really confusing and it's not exactly clear exactly what's being offered. It sounds like there's a network that can only be accessed by the handhelds and a separate Wi-Fi network that’s open for use by any device. It also says that hotels have Wi-Fi networks that can't be accessed by the handhelds.