Wearables and emerging tech Definitions

  • 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.

  • R

    radar (radio detection and ranging)

    Radar is an acronym for "radio detection and ranging.

  • S

    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.

  • 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 input from others; and update the time when you move to another time zone.

  • 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.

  • 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...)

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