Date Added: Jul 2009
Mobile computing is at a fork in the road. After two decades of sustained effort by many researchers, the authors have developed the core concepts, techniques and mechanisms to provide a solid foundation for this still fast-growing area. The vision of "Information at the fingertips at any time and place" was only a dream in the mid-1990s. Today, ubiquitous email and Web access is a reality that is experienced by millions of users worldwide through their BlackBerries, iPhones, Windows Mobile, and other mobile devices. Continuing on this road, mobile Webbased services and location-aware advertising opportunities have begun to appear. Large investments are being made in anticipation of major profits.