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  • Nokia versus Apple

    Rumors are hot and heavy that Nokia will soon launch a competitor to iTunes, Apple's highly successful and lucrative music service. It is unlikely Nokia will be offering an iPod music player clone, but is interested in music capable phones for any su... 

  • Cisco and Apple: A win-win?

    Both Cisco and Apple hold reputations for being difficult, stubborn and egotistical -- so is it really possible the two companies can work together and share the iPhone label? Though the dispute is said to be resolved, many analysts believe the promi... 

  • The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

    What's particularly compelling about the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is that it's not only the first to be billed as an "Internet Tablet," but also its software is built entirely from open source components. Parts of it come as a result of direct commu... 

  • Mobile Products of the Year 2005

    The results are in! There were over a 130 nominations, but only the top mobile-related products ended up in the spotlight. See what the editors of SearchMobileComputing.com chose as the most innovative and exciting mobile products of 2005. 

  • Intermec CK1

    Image and review of Intermec CK1 

  • Products of the Year 2005

    You are invited to submit your company's mobile product(s) to be considered for our Products of the Year awards. Winning products will be highlighted in a special feature on SearchMobileComputing.com in January 2005. 

  • Inescapable Data: Harnessing the Power of Convergence

     

  • Mobile device strategies: The single-device paradox

    Carrying around a single device that works as both communicator and computer is the dream of most mobile workers today. This column discusses what's holding us up and how we can minimize our device load right now. 

  • iPhone offers wireless Web services

    The iPhone is the first handset to have a truly serviceable wireless Web browser. 

  • iPhone in the enterprise: Can it replace a BlackBerry?

    How will the iPhone fit in the enterprise? We challenged our expert to put the iPhone through a series of tests to see how well it integrates, whether it's manageable, and whether its email, calendar and contact features can replace a BlackBerry. 

  • Form factors: Mobile computers

    Craig Mathias looks at mobile form factors, the general size and layout of mobile devices, available to assist your mobile workforce. He explores Micro-PCs, UMPCs, tablets, subnotebooks, ultraportables and mega-notebooks. 

  • Alternative input technologies

    Find your mobile device keypad too restricting? Did you know that it could actually cause thumb-joint damage? (BlackBerry Thumb sound familiar?) In this column, Craig Mathias explores several options designed to help us input information on our mobil... 

  • Painful patching: How to lock down all those networked devices

    If you allow connections for mobile devices, various operating systems or out-of-policy remote computers, you may have a patching nightmare on your hands. Get help in this tip. 

  • USB storage devices offer more than meets the eye

    USB devices have come a very long way since they first entered the scene a few years ago. 

  • phablet

    A phablet is a computing device with a screen size between five and seven inches long. As the name implies, the device is essentially a tablet that also functions as a phone. 

  • resonance charging

    Resonance charging is a wireless charging method for items that require large amounts of power, such as an electric car, robot, vacuum cleaner or laptop computer. The method works over small distances (3-5 meters)... (Continued) 

  • radio charging

    Radio charging is a wireless charging method used to charge items with small batteries and low power requirements, such as watches, hearing aids and wireless keyboards and mice... (Continued) 

  • iPhone

    iPhone is a combination of an iPod, a tablet PC and a cellular phone made by Apple that pairs the ease of use of an iPod with robust multimedia, Internet browsing and networking capabilities...(Continued) 

  • pager

    A pager is a small telecommunications device that receives (and, in some cases, transmits) alert signals and/or short messages. 

  • wireless point of sale (wireless POS or WPOS)

    Wireless point of sale (wireless POS or WPOS) is the use of wireless devices in retail establishments to facilitate payment for products or services... (Continued) 

  • Ogo

    Ogo is a handheld, battery powered, wireless communications device, released in 2004, that provides instant messaging (IM), text messaging, and e-mail for subscribers to America Online (AOL), the Microsoft Network (MSN), and Yahoo!. The unit is conta... 

  • smart wristwatch

    A smart wristwatch is a wristwatch that not only tells time but, using a wireless connection to an information source, can show you the news, stock, sports scores, or weather; remind you of meetings on your Outlook calendar; provide instant messaging... 

  • E Ink (eInk)

    E Ink is an electronic device that is similar to a computer display, but with qualities that enable it to be used for applications such as eBooks, electronic newspapers, portable signs, and foldable, rollable displays. 

  • electronic ink

    Electronic ink is a liquid substance, in development at MIT's Media Lab in partnership with a company called E Ink, that responds to electrical impulses to enable changeable text and image displays on a flexible surface. 

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  • phablet

    A phablet is a computing device with a screen size between five and seven inches long. As the name implies, the device is essentially a tablet that also functions as a phone. 

  • Rugged mobile devices must be more than durable in harsh environments

    The durability of ruggedized mobile devices is only the first consideration for mobile managers with workers who take devices into hazardous environments. Connectivity, usability and portability are also important features. 

  • GPS route optimization can conserve fleet gas, provide other savings

    GPS route optimization can replace radio dispatch to boost productivity while cutting gasoline costs. 

  • Panasonic introduces first rugged UMPC to sport Intel's Atom processor

    With its new CF-U1 rugged ultramobile PC (UMPC), Panasonic lets users take Vista on the go with a tiny form factor. 

  • resonance charging

    Resonance charging is a wireless charging method for items that require large amounts of power, such as an electric car, robot, vacuum cleaner or laptop computer. The method works over small distances (3-5 meters)... (Continued) 

  • radio charging

    Radio charging is a wireless charging method used to charge items with small batteries and low power requirements, such as watches, hearing aids and wireless keyboards and mice... (Continued) 

  • Motorola's CA50 combines mobile VoIP with barcode scanning to cut lost sales

    Part barcode scanner, part mobile VoIP phone, Motorola's CA50 connects retail sales associates with the information customers need. 

  • Mobile device strategies: The single-device paradox

    Carrying around a single device that works as both communicator and computer is the dream of most mobile workers today. This column discusses what's holding us up and how we can minimize our device load right now. 

  • iPhone

    iPhone is a combination of an iPod, a tablet PC and a cellular phone made by Apple that pairs the ease of use of an iPod with robust multimedia, Internet browsing and networking capabilities...(Continued) 

  • Nokia versus Apple

    Rumors are hot and heavy that Nokia will soon launch a competitor to iTunes, Apple's highly successful and lucrative music service. It is unlikely Nokia will be offering an iPod music player clone, but is interested in music capable phones for any su... 

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