The Future of  Mobile Computing Mark Frydenberg CIS Department
What is Mobile Computing?
Mobile Computing at Bentley
Mobile Computing Milestones  at Bentley <ul><li>1985 – Students required to purchase laptops/mobile computers </li></ul><u...
Sony
 
iPod /Nike
<ul><li>MobiTV </li></ul>
http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/337/C9973/
oqo
Darth Vader USB Flash Drives Sushi Drives
 
Navigation Systems <ul><li>Requires communication with satellites </li></ul><ul><li>Context processing on specialist devic...
Convergence
Other than making phone calls, name something you can do with a cell phone. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Flash Storage Appointments / P...
Barriers/Issues <ul><li>Voice / sound quality </li></ul><ul><li>Battery life </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li...
Cell Phone Trends, 2006-2011 <ul><li>Standard Development Platforms will ease application development  </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Go Converged? http://www.fusepr.com/fuseviews/device_convergence.html
.mobi <ul><li>Pages must be cell-phone compliant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No popups, fast downloads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Wh...
WiMax (802.16e)  <ul><li>Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access  </li></ul><ul><li>can span many miles and cover ...
 
 
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  1. 1. The Future of Mobile Computing Mark Frydenberg CIS Department
  2. 2. What is Mobile Computing?
  3. 3. Mobile Computing at Bentley
  4. 4. Mobile Computing Milestones at Bentley <ul><li>1985 – Students required to purchase laptops/mobile computers </li></ul><ul><li>1990’s – Luggables to Laptops </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – “Junior Swap” begins </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – Tablet research study with HP </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – Pocket PCs in Tech Intensive IT 101 </li></ul><ul><li>2005 – 45% of incoming freshmen receive Tablet PCs, 55% receive Laptops </li></ul>
  5. 5. Sony
  6. 7. iPod /Nike
  7. 8. <ul><li>MobiTV </li></ul>
  8. 9. http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/337/C9973/
  9. 10. oqo
  10. 11. Darth Vader USB Flash Drives Sushi Drives
  11. 13. Navigation Systems <ul><li>Requires communication with satellites </li></ul><ul><li>Context processing on specialist devices or “converging” devices translates map coordinates into the position of a road junction </li></ul><ul><li>Most phones do not use GPS but triangulate based on phone signals </li></ul><ul><li>GPS provides more reliable services </li></ul>
  12. 14. Convergence
  13. 15. Other than making phone calls, name something you can do with a cell phone. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Flash Storage Appointments / PDA Voice Recorder E-mail GPS MP3 Player Browse the Web Camera
  14. 16. Barriers/Issues <ul><li>Voice / sound quality </li></ul><ul><li>Battery life </li></ul><ul><li>Bluetooth </li></ul><ul><li>Data Service </li></ul><ul><li>Cost </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity Range </li></ul>
  15. 17. Cell Phone Trends, 2006-2011 <ul><li>Standard Development Platforms will ease application development </li></ul><ul><li>Applications expand beyond voice </li></ul><ul><li>Adoption of Wireless Phones as a Mobile Wallet </li></ul><ul><li>Improved voice activation for accessing and searching the web </li></ul><ul><li>Beefier Security on phones; </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals Will Own Multiple Phones </li></ul>2006: Over a $300 billion business selling over 2 billion units annually. Fewer than 5% of cell phone users do not use at least one of the technological innovations introduced in the past five years. http:// www.instat.com/catalog/Wcatalogue.asp?id =66#IN0602922WH
  16. 18. Go Converged? http://www.fusepr.com/fuseviews/device_convergence.html
  17. 19. .mobi <ul><li>Pages must be cell-phone compliant </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No popups, fast downloads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Which URL do I use? </li></ul><ul><li>Proposal to make browsing less “wieldy” by taking user to .mobi site if using a mobile device and it exists </li></ul><ul><li>Several hundred thousand will register by 2008 </li></ul>http://money.cnn.com/2006/10/02/technology/mobi_domain.biz2/index.htm?postversion=2006100413
  18. 20. WiMax (802.16e) <ul><li>Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access </li></ul><ul><li>can span many miles and cover wide areas making it suitable for entire cities </li></ul><ul><li>longer reach, no reliance on Line-of-Sight, greater bandwith, and better encryption. </li></ul><ul><li>higher speed, data transmissions of up to 70 Mbps </li></ul><ul><li>offer broadband access in rural or metropolitan areas without having to lay cables </li></ul>

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