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Mobile Show & Tell

Mobile Show & Tell

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    • Mobile Show & Tell Staff Version
    • Mobile Devices
      • Handheld
      • Portable
      • Computing capability
      • Smartphone
      • Tablet
      • ereader
      • Gaming
      • Wifi-enabled
    • Smartphones
      • Offer more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary basic feature phone
      • Run complete OS software including Android, Blackberry OS, iOS, Symbian OS (Nokia), bada and Windows Mobile among
      • Allow the user to install and run more advanced applications based on a specific platform
      • Require data package fees
      • Models vary in price and features
      • Some popular models are iPhone, HTC, Nokia, Palm Pre, RIM Blackberry etc.
      • Take a look at the smartphone comparison chart here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_smartphones
    • Smartphone Market Share
    • Mobile Application Development
      • There’s an app for that!
      • Applications that are developed specifically for mobile devices
      • Pre-installed or downloaded by user from app stores
      • Free or pay
      • Apps vary between platforms
    • Tablets
      • Portable computers
      • Comparison chart is available here http://www.tabletpc2.com/Compare.htm
      • More models are slated to come out later this year
      • Market share is still small
    • eReaders
      • Read/listen to books
      • Popular models are Amazon’s Kindle, Barnes & Nobles’ Nook and Sony Reader
      • Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January 2010 had over 20 new ereaders!
      • Some models only allow you to read i.e. Kindle while others can perform multiple tasks such as Apple’s iPad
      • Compare ereaders here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_e-book_readers
    • What does it mean for libraries?
      • Library vendor apps: Gale’s Access My Library, Tutor.com, Overdrive and Ebsco
      • Mobile catalogs: Seattle Public Library
      • Mobile pages: Duke University
      • Want to find out more? Check Library Success wiki at http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=M-Libraries
      • Think of ways we can deliver services in a mobile environment