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A mobile handheld device.

A mobile device (also known as cellphone device, handheld device, handheld computer, "Palmtop" or simply handheld) is a pocket-sized computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input or a miniature keyboard. In the case of the personal digital assistant (PDA) the input and output are combined into a touch-screen interface. Smartphones and PDAs are popular amongst those who require the assistance and convenience of a conventional computer, in environments where carrying one would not be practical. Enterprise digital assistants can further extend the available functionality for the business user by offering integrated data capture devices like barcode, RFID and smart card readers.

Types of mobile devices

Mobile devices have been designed for many applications and include:


Handheld devices have become ruggedized for use in mobile field management situations to record information in the field. They are used to achieve a variety of tasks for increasing efficiency that include digitizing notes, sending and receiving invoices, asset management, recording signatures, managing parts and scanning barcodes. Handheld computers used at work have molded over time into a variety of form factors, including smartphones on the low end, handheld PDAs, Ultra Mobile PCs, tablet PCs, and even notebook computers.

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Simple English

A mobile device is an electric device which its user can easily move. Mobile devices do not need electricity connection to work. Usually, it has a battery to hold electricity to work without electric wires. A person using it, can change, send and take the data with connection by modem or cable. Mostly those devices are used to check e-mails, send e-mails, surfing in the internet or listening to music. More complicated mobile devices can plan days, run 3D computer games, and have almost all functions of desktop PC.


Examples of mobile devices

Categories of mobile devices

It is possible make simple division of mobile devices:

  • With small, text-screen. Mostly used for write short masagess. Example: cell phones.
  • With medium screen. Example: Smartphone.
  • With big screen, able to run operating system on it. Example: laptops, palmtos.

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