How the cell phone is becoming a PC

Posted on Monday, Sep 26 2005 @ 06:11 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mobile phones have a screen, keyboard, storage for personal information such as contacts, e-mail, documents, the ability to play music and video files, play some games, spreadsheet programs, communications capabilities and they can even get infected by viruses. But wait a minute. Doesn't this sound like a lot like personal computers (PCs)?
A mobile phone has substantially all of the computing capabilities desired by a large fraction of the public. Why then would someone want to go to the trouble of installing and maintaining a personal computer (PC)? The PC has a larger keyboard and screen, a larger storage capacity, can play more sophisticated games, and has a faster communications capability.

This is a plan for building an appliance into which a mobile phone plugs and that extends the phone's capabilities without requiring the consumer to become a system administrator or be aware that he or she owns more than a phone. In the rest of this document we will call the new device "The Appliance".
Read on over here.


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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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