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The Evolution of Mobile Computing. By Doug Chau CSE 91. Laptops. Osborne 1 was the first portable computer GRiD first laptop computer, with the calm shell design Compaq introduced the first IBM-compatible laptop, first laptop with hard drive and standard resolution screens

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laptops
Laptops
  • Osborne 1 was the first portable computer
  • GRiD first laptop computer, with the calm shell design
  • Compaq introduced the first IBM-compatible laptop, first laptop with hard drive and standard resolution screens
  • NEC first notebook style laptop
  • Apples PowerBook introduce many new features uses in today’s laptops
new innovations in laptops
New Innovations in Laptops
  • Better batteries – NiMH, Lithium Ion
  • Faster CPU – Laptop Based
  • Better Screens: Active-Matrix LCD
  • Thinner, shock resistence, high capacity, reliable hard drives
  • Internal modem and Ethernet card
  • Standard ports: serial, PS/2, parallel, USB
  • Wi-Fi enabled
personal digital assistant pdas
Personal Digital Assistant (PDAs)
  • Designed as personal organizers
  • Early PDAs were calculators with more functionality such as a date book or address book
  • Today’s PDAs have colored screens, Wi-Fi and BlueTooth enabled
  • Uses: Palm OS, Windows Mobile 5.0, RIM
  • Functions: play music, watch videos, act as a personal organizer, GPS navigation, sync with desktop computers, browse the internet, check and send email
smartphones
Smartphones
  • Cellular phones combined with a PDA
  • BlackBerry is a very popular smartphone, commands 25% of the PDA market, very addictive, runs the RIM OS
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server, built-in to all BlackBerries, relays email to the users smartphones
  • Palm Treo is another popular smartphone, runs Palm OS, plans to have a model that connects to BES
wi fi
Wi-Fi
  • Wireless Fidelity
  • Designed originally as a cashier system in the Netherlands by NCR Corp/ AT&T Corp in 1991
  • Works by having the Access Point transmit a SSID, or a beacon to the client, client decides whether to connect or not
  • WaveLAN ran at 1 & 2 MBit/s
  • Current speeds of up to 108MBit/s
  • FON – Global Wi-Fi Network
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U3
  • U3(You: Simplified, Smarter, Mobile)
  • Runs Win2000 and XP applications on a USB drive
  • Founded in 2004 by M-Systems and SanDisk
  • Launch and Run without a trace