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Communication Technology Update, 9th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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Mobile Computing

Mark J. Banks, Ph.D. & Robert E. Fidoten, Ph.D.*

In the larger sense, anything that contains a microprocessor and is portable or battery-operated falls under the spectrum of “mobile computing.” Examples of mobile computing devices include cell phones, portable video games, satellite global positioning devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), laptop and tablet computers with or without wireless capability, advanced walkie-talkies, and the full range of wireless networks. Mobile computing devices also enable an endless array of specialized applications, ranging from hand-held inventory record-and-control devices to students on campus using wireless access to research journals to UPS (United Parcel Service) tracking of shipments ...

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