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Cell Phones as Mobile Computing Devices
May/June 2010 (vol. 12 no. 3)
pp. 40-45
Kin Yeung Wong, Macao Polytechnic Institute , Macau

Increases in the computational power of mobile processors, improvements in mobile operating systems, and the popularity of mobile broadband make cell phones the best candidate for sophisticated mobile computing devices. Learn about potential applications and their corresponding challenges.

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Index Terms:
Mobile computing, cell phone, mobile application, information technology, mobile/wireless
Citation:
Kin Yeung Wong, "Cell Phones as Mobile Computing Devices," IT Professional, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 40-45, May-June 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.46
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