´╗┐An Introduction To Mobile Technologies and Services

by Michael Sharon, Co-founder / CTO, Socialight


1.What does "mobile" mean?

? Components ? Typical device features

2.The state of the industry

? Operators, Devices, Openness, Ease of

development 3.Mobile development options

? Types of devices ? OSes, languages, platforms ? Applications

1.What does "mobile" mean?


From the Latin mobilis - "to move"

"able to move freely or easily"

"able or willing to move freely or easily between occupations, places of residence and social classes"

Device, state of being, industry

Mobile device

Mobile, wireless or cellular phone - a portable, handheld communications device connected to a wireless network that allows users to make voice calls, send text messages and run applications.

AKA keitai, personal handy phone

WARNING: Jargon & Acronym laden