Consumer & Gadgets

One to charge them all: EU demands single plug for phones

The European Union announced plans Thursday to require the smartphone industry to adopt a uniform charging cord for mobile devices, a push that could eliminate the all-too-familiar experience of rummaging through a drawer ...

Business

SKorea to fine Google $177M for forcing software on devices

South Korea's competition watchdog plans to fine Google at least 207.4 billion won ($177 million) for allegedly blocking smartphone makers like Samsung from using other operating systems, in what would be one of the country's ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Apple update will check iPhones for images of child sexual abuse

Apple Thursday said iPhones and iPads will soon start detecting images containing child sexual abuse and reporting them as they are uploaded to its online storage in the United States, a move privacy advocates say raises ...

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Mobile 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 Bar Code, RFID and Smart Card readers.

==Types of mobile devices== ==== Mobile computers==== *Netbook *Smartbook *Notebook PC *Ultra-Mobile PC *Handheld PC *Personal digital assistant/Enterprise digital assistant *Graphing calculator *Pocket computer (largely obsolete) ====Handheld game consoles==== * Nintendo DS (NDS) * Game Boy, Game Boy Color * Game Boy Advance * Sega Game Gear * PC Engine GT * Pokémon Mini * NeoGeo Pocket, NeoGeo Color * Atari Lynx * Pandora * GP2X/GP32 * Gizmondo * PlayStation Portable (PSP) * N-Gage * WonderSwan ====Media recorders==== *Digital still camera (DSC) *Digital video camera (DVC or digital Camcorder) *Digital audio recorders ====Media players/displayers==== * Portable media player * e-book reader ====Communication devices==== * Mobile phone * Cordless telephone * Pager ====[[Personal nav

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