Date Added: Jun 2010
Information at the fingertips anywhere, anytime has been the driving vision of mobile computing for the past two decades. Through relentless pursuit of this vision, spurring innovations in wireless technology, energy-efficient portable hardware and adaptive software, we have now largely attained this goal. Ubiquitous email and Web access is a reality that is experienced by millions of users worldwide through their BlackBerries, iPhones, Windows Mobile, and other portable devices. Continuing on this road, mobile Web-based services and location-aware advertising opportunities have begun to appear, triggering large commercial investments. Mobile computing has arrived as a lucrative business proposition.