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Revision of the mobile device article
Mobile Device lacks some information that would better define what a mobile device truly is. There are few examples and explanations given as to what defines a mobile device. I am proposing to add in a revision that will contain more examples and a better clarification so that a broader target can better understand the topic in this article. User:Rickym-NJITWILL 23:06, 7 April 2012 (UTC)
The article states that a mobile device is pocket sized but later examples such as tablets are presented as mobile devices yet these are not pocket sized. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 10:41, 26 October 2011 (UTC)
- I agree, this definition should be modified. I believe we could change from: "A mobile device (also known as a handheld device, handheld computer or simply handheld) is a small, hand-held computing device, typically having a display screen with touch input and/or a miniature keyboard and weighing less than 2 pounds (0.91 kg)." to "A mobile device (also known as a handheld device, handheld computer or simply handheld) is a multi-functional computing device designed to have portability as its main characteristic. There are many types of mobile devices such as cell phones, smartphones, tablets, laptops, e-readers, etc. Typically, smartphones weigh around 4.5 ounces (or 128 grams) http://www.strategyanalytics.com/st/22F0BF31b2/Smartphones-MWC-2012-Highly-Specd.pdf and laptops around 4 pounds (1.8 kilograms) http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/technology/personaltech/an-updated-guide-to-laptop-shopping.html?pagewanted=all . Also, some features of mobile devices are the presence of a touchscreen and wireless connection." Cheers, Zalunardo8 (talk) 16:06, 17 December 2012 (UTC)
I'd like to propose removing the first two paragraphs under characteristics. They are technically correct ([best kind of correct]), but irrelevant to the content of this page. No reasonable reader expects the devices discussed on this page to be self-mobile. Snackwell (talk) 14:23, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
Watch out for adverts
Can people look out for adverts (sepecially by retriever.com - they hide them everywhere). I use "removing adverts per WP:EL".--Matt Lewis (talk) 00:41, 16 May 2008 (UTC) Mobile device of Youtube.com: http://www.youtube.com/v/4uwzIVtjjrw?fs=1&hl=de_DE" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>) Yuhguh (talk) 21:20, 21 December 2010 (UTC)
This whole 'watch out for adverts' section as a whole just needs removal. Cheers.18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:14, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Merge with mobile internet device
Can iPhone 5S get one or more mobile devices from other manufacturers next to it, because at this moment it feels very much like product placement to me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 13:00, 7 January 2014 (UTC)
This doesn't seem to be applicable any longer.126.96.36.199 (talk) 16:37, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
According to the lead of the article, a mobile device is "a small computing device ... capable of running mobile apps". So what are mobile apps? A mobile app is "an application software designed to run on mobile devices". Right, so what we have learned from this is that a mobile device is a small computing device capable of running application softwares designed to run on mobile devices. --Lambiam 08:14, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
- @Lambiam: That was straw man.
- According to the lead of the article a mobile device is "a small computing device, typically, small enough to hold and operate in the hand and having an operating system [...]. These may provide a diverse range of functions. Typically, the device will have a display screen with a small numeric or alphanumeric keyboard or a touchscreen providing a virtual keyboard and buttons (icons) on-screen. Many such devices can connect to the Internet and interconnect with other devices such as car entertainment systems or headsets via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or near field communication (NFC). Integrated cameras, digital media players, mobile phone and GPS capabilities are common. Power is typically provided by a lithium battery." There is a photo too.
- —Codename Lisa (talk) 08:24, 18 April 2017 (UTC)