The portable devices confer mobility to the users through mobile technology which may include a combination of hardware, software, operating system, and networking. A mobile is a handheld computer as small in size to be able to be operated by a single hand. Typically, any handheld device will have an LCD or OLED flat-screen providing touchscreen features with digital buttons and onscreen keyboards (or physical buttons along with a physical keyboard). Such devices or gadgets can connect to the internet and interconnect with other devices of the type, such as car entertainment systems or headphones via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular networks, or near field communications (NFC). Common capabilities of such gadgets include –
- Integrated cameras
- Ability to send and receive voice and video calls
- Video games
- Global Positioning System (GPS)
The most commonly used power source is the lithium-ion battery for such devices. These devices like phones, tablets, or personal digital assistants may provide much of the functionality of a laptop/PC but more conveniently in addition to exclusive features.
Characteristics Of Mobile Gadgets/Devices
The mobility of devices can be viewed in the context of many qualities; some of them areas listed –
- Dimensions and weight of the device
- Whether the device itself is mobile or if it is attached to a host, which is mobile or not.
- What kind of host devices is it bound with
- How these devices are bound with their host
- How does the device communicate with the host
- When and how does mobility occur
As a matter of fact, many so-called mobile devices are not actually mobile independently. It is the host that is mobile, i.e., the mobile human host carries around the non-mobile gadgets. A true example of an independently mobile gadget is a robot. Where it doesn’t need the help of an external host and the device itself is mobile. There are three basic ways in which mobile devices can be physically bound to mobile hosts:
- Embedded into the fabric of a host
Handheld devices have nowadays become ruggedized for use in mobile field management. The very common uses are, digitizing notes, sending and receiving invoices, asset management, recording signatures, managing parts, and scanning barcodes. In short mobile devices and gadgets have become a vital part of our lifestyles, and we have adopted ourselves accordingly to live and enjoy simultaneously with the manifold developments of this arena for the upcoming future. Hence, we need to get ourselves educated and acquainted with how best to use these gadgets carefully and judiciously.