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  • location awareness

    Location awareness is a component of presence technology that delivers information about a device's physical location to another user or application. The location is usually determined by one of three methods... (Continued)

  • Wireless Markup Language (WML)

    WML (Wireless Markup Language), formerly called HDML (Handheld Devices Markup Languages), is a language that allows the text portions of Web pages to be presented on cellular telephones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) via wireless access.

  • microblogging

    Microblogging is a web service that allows the subscriber to broadcast short messages to other subscribers of the service. (Continued)

  • Fuel cells still years away for mobile devices

    While fuel cell manufacturers have long fought to consumerize the technology, they're finally finding success in niche professional markets.

  • As others flock to iPhone, Palm faithful await the Nova

    Despite a troubled few years and lack of innovation, Palm still commands a loyal user base awaiting the next big thing.

  • wireless charging

    Wireless charging is any of several methods of charging batteries without the use of cables. The three main methods of wireless charging are radio charging, resonance charging and inductive charging... (Continued)

  • inductive charging

    Inductive charging is a wireless charging method used for charging mid-sized items such as cell phones, MP3 players and PDAs... (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)

  • Apple iPhone/iPod touch get doubled storage

    New Apple iPhones and iPod touches have been released and both devices have an increased storage capacity.

  • PDA review: HP iPAQ 210

    Keeping to the standard, HP recently released the iPAQ 210 which retains the standard features and design of the traditional handheld.

  • VIEW MORE ON : PDAs
  • modular smartphone

    A modular smartphone is a cellphone that can be upgraded through the attachment or replacement of discrete components. Owners can add extra features as desired and replace any components that fail instead of replacing the entire phone.

  • battery life

    Battery life is a measure of  battery performance and longevity, which can be quantified in several ways: as run time on a full charge, as estimated by a manufacturer in milliampere hours, or as the number of charge cycles until the end of useful life. 

  • jailbreaking

    Jailbreaking, in a mobile device context, is the use of an exploit to remove manufacturer or carrier restrictions from a device such as an iPhone or iPad. The exploit usually involves running a privilege escalation attack on a user’s device to replace the manufacturer’s factory-installed operating system with a custom kernel.

  • predictive text

    Predictive text is an input technology that is designed to facilitate typing by suggesting words based on the first letters typed, in the context of other words in the message.

  • 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.

  • Creating a fluid mobile platform strategy to manage mobile diversity

    A fluid mobile platform strategy helps enterprises manage the growing diversity of smart devices including tablets.

  • Mobile device workshop: Mobile devices in health care

    This mobile device workshop examines the use of mobile devices in health care, including the policies necessary for mobile device security and the technical requirements of a mobile device rollout.

  • Tablet growth in the enterprise ready to erupt

    IT pros are planning on significant tablet growth as part of their IT strategy, according to our reader survey. But will tablets ever replace laptops and desktops?

  • Leveraging mobile cloud apps in the enterprise

    Benefiting from mobile cloud apps requires a proactive mobile strategy. Part one in this series outlines the requirements for cloud-based mobile application development.

  • Accessing mobile unified communications with virtual desktops

    Running virtual desktops for mobile unified communications provides users across many platforms access to the same UC apps available on their laptops or desktops. Learn about the benefits and challenges of integrating virtual desktops, unified communications and mobile devices.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Smartphones and Mobile Phones
  • battery life

    Battery life is a measure of  battery performance and longevity, which can be quantified in several ways: as run time on a full charge, as estimated by a manufacturer in milliampere hours, or as the number of charge cycles until the end of useful life. 

  • jailbreaking

    Jailbreaking, in a mobile device context, is the use of an exploit to remove manufacturer or carrier restrictions from a device such as an iPhone or iPad. The exploit usually involves running a privilege escalation attack on a user’s device to replace the manufacturer’s factory-installed operating system with a custom kernel.

  • predictive text

    Predictive text is an input technology that is designed to facilitate typing by suggesting words based on the first letters typed, in the context of other words in the message.

  • 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.

  • Creating a fluid mobile platform strategy to manage mobile diversity

    A fluid mobile platform strategy helps enterprises manage the growing diversity of smart devices including tablets.

  • Mobile device workshop: Mobile devices in health care

    This mobile device workshop examines the use of mobile devices in health care, including the policies necessary for mobile device security and the technical requirements of a mobile device rollout.

  • Mobile device strategy bypassed as enterprises face tablet invasion

    The tablet invasion has many enterprises rushing to accommodate end-user demand and bypassing a mobile device strategy to deal with mobile security and policies on an ad hoc basis.

  • Tablet growth in the enterprise ready to erupt

    IT pros are planning on significant tablet growth as part of their IT strategy, according to our reader survey. But will tablets ever replace laptops and desktops?

  • Schools upgrade wireless LANs for iPad-in-the-classroom programs

    School districts that adopt iPad-in-the-classroom programs must upgrade their wireless LAN technology in order to support the new mobile devices.

  • Leveraging mobile cloud apps in the enterprise

    Benefiting from mobile cloud apps requires a proactive mobile strategy. Part one in this series outlines the requirements for cloud-based mobile application development.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Tablet PCs
  • mobile workstation

    A mobile workstation is a notebook computer with high-end computing features not typical of the notebook. High-end features include faster graphics processors, more powerful CPUs and additional memory.

  • battery life

    Battery life is a measure of  battery performance and longevity, which can be quantified in several ways: as run time on a full charge, as estimated by a manufacturer in milliampere hours, or as the number of charge cycles until the end of useful life. 

  • Tablet growth in the enterprise ready to erupt

    IT pros are planning on significant tablet growth as part of their IT strategy, according to our reader survey. But will tablets ever replace laptops and desktops?

  • Choosing personal mobile devices in a diverse mobile world

    Employees are carrying multiple personal and business mobile devices, and it will be some time before we see one mobile device fitting all of our needs. So how do you choose a mobile device in a diverse mobile world? Learn about the key considerations for choosing your mobile computing devices.

  • Nokia to enter the netbook market

    Nokia announced today that it was expanding beyond its traditional phone marketplace and will release a small Windows-powered netbook built around an Intel Atom chip. With this act, Nokia has moved from its reliance on the "Internet on a phone" model into larger and more compute-intensive appliances. But has it really "changed its stripes" and decided to compete with the likes of HP, Dell, Acer, Lenovo, Asus and others in the broader PC space? No.

  • Can the smartphone replace the laptop?

    At the annual Interop conference in Las Vegas, I recently chaired a session titled "Is Your Next Laptop a Smartphone?" and the packed house had the opportunity to consider one of the most interesting possibilities in mobile computing and communications today – powerful smartphones that can do everything a laptop can do. Now, the smartphone might not be one's first choice for spreadsheets and documents, but let's face it, everybody has one (in business, anyway, all over the world), and those that have one will buy a new one sometime in the next two years as cellular contracts expire and products and wireless technologies continue their rapid evolution. The level of capability in contemporary smartphones is remarkable and continues to grow. Smartphones are as powerful as PCs from just a few years ago, with significantly better software, user interfaces, and flexibility. Let me skip ahead a little here. There was universal agreement among the panelists at Interop that smartphones won't replace the laptop for typical business users, but over the next few years, many people -- my guess is 12% to 15% of business users -- will be able to leave their laptop at the office and handle essentially all of their mobile computing and communications tasks with a pocket-sized device.

  • The future of netbooks in the enterprise

    Netbook use is growing among corporate workers, but what does their future look like in the enterprise?

  • Google Chrome likely a niche player in Windows enterprise

    Google plans to launch the Google Chrome OS next year as an alternative to Microsoft's Windows. IT pros expect the OS to be a disruptive technology with a place in devices and netbooks.

  • Intel's Moblin raises stakes on netbook OS race

    Intel's new Moblin netbook operating system gives business netbook buyers another non-Windows option besides Google Android.

  • Should administrators use hard disk compression?

    Should admins use hard disk compression? There's no right or wrong answer. Weigh the pros and cons of hard disk compression and learn when compressing the hard drive can be harmful.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Business Laptops, Notebooks and Netbooks
  • 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 such service. The multimedia phone is definitely the next wave (including for Apple), and Nokia intends to compete fiercely. This raises some very interesting questions about the ensuing battle:

  • Can Nokia take on Apple and win?
  • Can Apple fight the much larger and better connected Nokia?
  • Can Nokia win over the younger crowd?
  • Are iPhoneys that loyal to Apple that they wouldn't change for something better?
  • In the end, does Nokia stand a chance to compete.
    J.Gold Associates address these and more in this report.

  • VIEW MORE ON : Hybrid Devices