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Whitepaper: Mobile and PDA Technologies: Looking Around the Corner

by JISC Assist (Joint Information Systems Committee)Jan 01, 2008

This white paper provides a short update on the previous JISC Technology Watch report on the future of PDA and mobile devices which was published in November 2004. In the space of a year, one has seen a number of developments including the introduction of hard-disc based storage on handhelds, the spreading of WiFi Internet access and the continued rise of smartphone, many with third generation telecoms access. Much of this is dependent on the development of hardware that can operate efficiently since the major barrier to continued development is the power usage of CPUs and the portable battery lifecycle.