The objectives of your growing business needs can be achieved through the mobile
wireless networks. Today, no business is successful without the fast and in-time
communication. Delayed communications in the businesses may result in the financial
losses, client’s dissatisfaction, reduces sales and the problems with in-time decision
making. Mobile computing refers to using the small portable and hand held computing
devices such as PDA, laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, tablet PC
and Palmtops in a wireless enabled network. In broad sense, it is referred to use any
handheld computing device without the cables. In recent years the growth of mobile
broadband and mobile broadband pay as you go devices have meant that many more
people and business can take advantage of mobile computing
For consumers who need Internet connectivity that’s as easy and accessible as cell
phone coverage, computer and electronics manufacturers provide broadband
connectivity support and network operators offer broadband modems to subscribers.
Mobile computing solutions benefit:
Personal and business users: digital nomads, executives, students, parents, small
Manufacturers of laptops, netbooks, Wi-Fi/cellular gateways, multi-purpose computing
Wireless network operators.
Recently, the free Linux operating system has been modified
to run on hand held computers of different types. Some
manufacturers are also adopting Linux for their handheld
computers. As this operating system carries no licensing fee, it
could further reduce the cost of handheld computers. In
developing countries like India, voice activated Linux-based
computers have been developed for mass usage in rural
areas where the computing infrastructure is limited.
Device integration, such as the integration of cell phones and
handheld computers, is also occurring. Location aware mobile
computing—in which a person is able to obtain information on
local restaurants, theaters, coffee-shops, maps, driving
directions, traffic, weather, news, tourist attractions, and the
like on a handheld computer—is also becoming prominent.
The name MOBILE is derived from the first
letter in each of the six categories that make
up the framework.
The six categories are:
M the need for mobility
O the need to improve operations
B the need to break business barriers
I the need to improve information quality
L the need to decrease transaction lag
E the need to improve efficiency
mobile computing applications can generally be divided into two
categories--horizontal and vertical.
Horizontal applications have broad-based appeal and include
software that performs functions such as: (a) email; (b) Web
browsing; (c) word processing; (d) scheduling; (e) contact
management; (f) to-do lists; (g) messaging; (h) presentation. These
types of applications usually come standard on Palmtops,
Clamshells, and laptops with systems software such as Windows 95.
Vertical applications are industry-specific and only have appeal
within the specific industry for which the application was written.
Vertical applications are commonly used in industries such as: (a)
retailing; (b) utilities; (c) warehousing; (d) shipping; (e) medical; and
(f) law enforcement and public safety. These vertical applications are
often transaction oriented and normally interface with a corporate
Voice /sound quality