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  • N

    notebook computer

    A notebook computer is a battery- or AC-powered personal computer generally smaller than a briefcase that can easily be transported and conveniently used in temporary spaces such as on airplanes, in libraries, temporary offices, and at meetings.

  • Novell Filr

    lNovell Filr is a VMware virtual appliance that uses an organization's existing infrastructure and security controls to provide end users with an online file-sharing service.

  • O

    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 contained in a clamshell case measuring approximately 4.5 x 3 bx 2 inches (11.5 by 7.5 by 2.5 centimeters) when closed.

  • P

    pager

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

  • Palm

    Palm is the trade name for a popular personal digital assistant (PDA), a form of handheld device that is also known as a palmtop computer.

  • personal digital assistant (PDA)

    Personal digital assistants were the precursors to smartphones. Most PDAs had a small physical keyboard, and many types of applications were written for these devices.

  • phased antenna system

  • polite cell phone

    A polite cell phone is a mobile telephone with built-in intelligence so that it adapts to its current environment and behaves appropriately... (Continued)

  • portable computer

    A portable computer is a personal computer that is designed to be easily transported and relocated, but is larger and less convenient to transport than a notebook computer.

  • portable keyboard (handheld keyboard)

    A portable keyboard (or handheld keyboard) is one that is designed to be used with wireless devices, such as personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones.

  • Q

    QNX

    QNX is a mobile operating system that was originally developed for embedded systems.

  • R

    radar (radio detection and ranging)

    Radar is an acronym for "radio detection and ranging.

  • S

    Samsung Galaxy

    Samsung Galaxy is Samsung Electronics' flagship line of Android smartphones and tablets.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note (Samsung GN)

    Samsung Galaxy Note is a large Android smartphone with a touchscreen and stylus that is manufactured by Samsung Electronics.

  • Samsung KNOX

    Samsung KNOX is a set of enterprise mobility management services that offers mobile device and data protection and management. KNOX is available in three versions based on level of coverage. The two main services in the KNOX suite are Samsung KNOX EMM and KNOX Workspace.

  • Samsung Tizen

    Samsung Tizen is Samsung's implementation of Tizen, an open source mobile operating system.

  • Siri

    Siri is Apple's personal assistant for iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS devices that uses voice recognition and is powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

  • smart antenna

    A smart antenna is a digital wireless communications antenna system that takes advantage of diversity effect at the source (transmitter), the destination (receiver), or both.

  • stylus

    A stylus (pronounced STAI-luhs, from the Latin stilus or "stake") is an instrument for writing and, in computers, an input device used to write text or draw lines on a surface as input to a computer.

  • T

    tablet (tablet PC)

    A tablet is a wireless, portable personal computer with a touchscreen interface. The tablet form factor is typically smaller than a notebook computer, but larger than a smartphone.

  • text messaging (texting or wireless messaging)

    Text messaging is the act of sending short, alphanumeric communications between cellphones, pagers or other hand-held devices, as implemented by a wireless carrier.

  • tvOS

    TvOS is the operating system that runs on the 4th and 5th generation Apple TV digital media player.

  • two-way pager

    A two-way pager is a pager that allows you to send data as well as receive it.

  • U

    ultra-mobile personal computer (UMPC or Ultra-mobile PC)

    Ultra-mobile PC (UMPC) is a design specification for a hand-held computer that is larger than a PDA but smaller than a laptop. (Continued...)

  • W

    wearable technology

    Wearable technology is any kind of electronic device designed to be worn on the user’s body.

  • Windows Phone

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  • Windows Phone 7

    Windows Phone 7 is a Microsoft operating system for smartphones.

  • Windows Store

    Windows Store is the online marketplace for Windows 8 and Windows RT users to purchase and download apps.

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