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mobile computingadvantages limitationsconvenienceexpensiveincreased productivity short battery lifeunrestricted communicationsmall displayinternet accessslow internet speedmobile computing devices1cell phones2portable media players3subnote books4notebook and tablet pcmemory1volatile memory non-permanent, stores data2non-volatile memory permanent memory, stores o.s., ROM
cell phones
featuresauto-redial internet accesscall timers text messagingvoice mailpersonal info managementvoice dialinghardwaremicroprocessor-(cpu)coordinates sending dataruns the operating systemmemory1ROM stores the operating systemcommon operating systems-symbian, windows mobile, OS X (iPhone), and openmoko2other volatile memory is stored on memory chips inside the deviceinput devicesmicrophone, keypad, graffiti pad, touch screens, digital camerasoutput devicesspeakers, LCD displayhow it works1an analog-to-digital converter chip converts your voice into digital signals2a digital signal processor compresses the data so it will send faster3the compresses digital data is then sent through radio waves through the cellular network4the digital signal processor decompresses the data then passes it to a speakertext messaging1short message service(SMS) messages of up to 160 text characters2multimedia message service (MMS) allows the sending of text, sound, images, and video clipsinternet connection on cell phones*wireless internet service providers connect cell phones*internet connection plans are usually called data plans*usual connection speed is usually 200-300 Kbps*new devices may connect at 700 Kbps*often is difficult to display content on the small screens*microbrower software is browser software for cell phones~made to display web pages on small screens~some websites are adding wireless markup language (WML)^WML-specifically designed text based content, for viewing on cell phones*cell phones can get viruses-antivirus cell phone software is available*"push" technology automatically delivers emails to cell phones
Portable media players (PMP)
*a small portable device that enables you to store MP3 as well as other media files
*originally know as MP3 players because of the use of MP3 files to store music and data*PMP can store other forms of media, like photos, videos,etc. (WMA, AAC,AVI, MPEG-4 files )memory*most MP3 players have built in Flash memory-type of nonvolatile memorynonvolatile, noiseless, little power consumption, and can be used to add additional storage*most PMP that support video have a hard drive*less expensive models use flash memory*the sampling rate of data determines how much data can be storedethical issues*peer-2-peer sharing is copyright infringement*DRM-free music without any digital rights, can be moved freely from system to system*it is legal to download from pay sites

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