Mobile Computing Definitions

This glossary explains the meaning of key words and phrases that information technology (IT) and business professionals use when discussing mobile computing and related software products. You can find additional definitions by visiting WhatIs.com or using the search box below.

  • A

    AWS Device Farm

    AWS Device Farm is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) mobile app testing service for Android or Fire OS-based devices.

  • B

    battery

    A battery is an electrochemical cell (or enclosed and protected material) that can be charged electrically to provide a static potential for power or released electrical charge when needed.

  • BBM 2.0

    BBM 2.0 is an overhauled version of the BlackBerry Messenger application for iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices, released in February 2014.

  • beaming

    In infrared transmission, beaming is the communication of data between wireless devices using a beam of infrared light.

  • BitPim

    BitPim is a cross-platform, open source application for managing data on cell phones that use the CDMA mobile telephony protocol. BitPim can be used to back up data stored on a phone and synchronize contacts and calendars... (Continued)

  • BlackBerry

    The BlackBerry is a handheld device made by RIM (Research In Motion) that is widely used in the enterprise for its wireless email handling capability. (Continued...)

  • BlackBerry 10

    BlackBerry 10 is a mobile operating system from Research in Motion. BlackBerry 10 will be based on technology developed by QNX Software Systems, which RIM acquired in 2010.

  • BlackBerry Balance

    BlackBerry Balance is a feature of BlackBerry Enterprise Server that allows IT administrators to deploy, secure and remove specific applications and data on BlackBerry smartphones.

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES)

    BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) is a middleware program that allows BlackBerry devices to access corporate messaging and collaboration software such as Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino and Novell GroupWise.

  • BlackBerry Hub

    BlackBerry Hub is a BlackBerry 10 application that lets users access and respond to emails, text messages and social network activity.

  • BlackBerry Messenger

    BlackBerry Messenger is a native real-time communications application for BlackBerry smartphones.

  • Blackberry Secure Work Space

    BlackBerry Secure Work Space is an option for BlackBerrry Enterprise Service (BES) 10 that allows administrators to secure and manage non-BlackBerry devices through the BES management console.

  • BlackBerry World

    BlackBerry World is the official app store for BlackBerry smartphones and tablets.

  • BlackBerry Z10

    The BlackBerry Z10 is the first touchscreen smartphone to run the BlackBerry 10 operating system.

  • Bluejacking

    Bluejacking is the practice of sending messages between mobile users using a Bluetooth wireless connection.

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