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Wireless power transfer enhanced by metamaterials

(Phys.org)—Over the past decade, research on wireless power transfer has led to the development of several commercial applications, such as wireless charging of mobile devices and electric toothbrushes, as well as wireless ...

Morphees: Shape-shifting mobile devices (w/ Video)

Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future.

Metaio announces AR processing unit for phones

(Phys.org)—Metaio this week announced its AREngine, an augmented reality chip that closes in on the future of smartphones as AR devices for daily use. The hardware chipset being introduced is a jump up for Metaio which ...

UK telecoms regulator studies possibility of 5G

(Phys.org)—Minding the need for more and more mobile spectrum in a post-4G environment, Ofcom, the UK telecoms regulator, announced on Friday that it is preparing to support the release of spectrum for future mobile services, ...

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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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