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

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