The Future of

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Nov 24, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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The Future of

Mobile Computing

Mark Frydenberg

CIS Department

What is Mobile Computing?


Mobile Computing at Bentley


Mobile Computing Milestones

at Bentley

1985


Students required to purchase
laptops/mobile computers

1990’s


Luggables to Laptops

2002


“Junior Swap” begins

2002


Tablet research study with HP

2004


Pocket PCs in Tech Intensive IT 101

2005


45% of incoming freshmen receive
Tablet PCs, 55% receive Laptops


Sony



iPod/Nike

MobiTV



http://www.mobilemag.com/content/100/337/C9973/



oqo


Darth Vader USB Flash Drives

Sushi Drives


Navigation Systems

Requires communication
with satellites

Context processing on
specialist devices or
“converging” devices
translates map
coordinates into the
position of a road junction

Most phones do not use
GPS but triangulate
based on phone signals

GPS provides more
reliable services


Convergence


Other than making phone calls, name something you can do with a cell phone.

Camera

Browse the Web

MP3 Player

GPS

E
-
mail

Voice Recorder

Appointments / PDA

Flash Storage

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

Barriers/Issues

Voice / sound quality

Battery life

Bluetooth

Data Service

Cost

Connectivity Range

Cell Phone Trends, 2006
-
2011

Standard Development Platforms
will ease application development

Applications expand beyond voice

Adoption of Wireless Phones as a
Mobile Wallet

Improved voice activation for
accessing and searching the web

Beefier Security on phones;

Individuals Will Own Multiple
Phones











2006: Over a $300 billion
business selling over 2 billion
units annually.

Fewer than 5% of cell phone
users do not use at least one of
the technological innovations
introduced in the past five years.

http://www.instat.com/catalog/Wcatalogue.asp?id=66#IN0602922WH

Go Converged?



http://www.fusepr.com/fuseviews/device_convergence.html

.mobi

Pages must be cell
-
phone compliant


No popups, fast downloads

Which URL do I use?

Proposal to make browsing less “wieldy”
by taking user to .mobi site if using a
mobile device and it exists

Several hundred thousand will register by
2008

http://money.cnn.com/2006/10/02/technology/mobi_domain.biz2/index.htm?postversion=2006100413

WiMax (802.16e)

Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access

can span many miles and cover wide areas
making it suitable for entire cities

longer reach, no reliance on Line
-
of
-
Sight,
greater bandwith, and better encryption.

higher speed, data transmissions of up to 70
Mbps

offer broadband access in rural or metropolitan
areas without having to lay cables