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handheld computer

A computing device that can be easily held in one hand while the other hand is used to operate it. Smartphones are the handheld computers of the 21st century. See smartphone and palmtop.
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Handheld computers, also called personal digital assistants, are making their way into more classrooms.
PocketJournal synchronizes Microsoft Outlook's Journal function, which allows handheld computer users to log phone calls, meetings and other activities into their handheld.
Microsoft's release last fall of a new operating system for handheld computers should put the small PCs on the fast track, especially for the mobile computer user.
Students used handheld computers with GoKnow's Handheld Learning Environment(TM) to illustrate their understanding of the science concepts and processes.
And the handheld computer allows a director, principal, or supervisor to be more mobile with a lot less prep time.
But it also brings 500 to 800 kids who each need a seat, a teacher, and now, a handheld computer.
Unlike other mobile video offerings, SlingPlayer Mobile gives Slingbox users their complete home TV experience on their mobile phone or handheld computer, including the ability to watch their local channels.
What makes CVMstat(R) unique in the market is that it was specifically designed for handheld computers and it is not a book "reformatted" for a PDA.
As a result of this partnership, we have developed a high-performance, ruggedized handheld computer customized for the beverage industry.
Founded in 2000, their software solutions include the Intercue Mobility Suite, a design, development and production environment for converting paper-based forms into electronic forms that can be deployed on mobile devices and handheld computers such as Palms, Pocket PCs and PDA Phones.
The Recon handheld computer was designed so that users could work with their data in tough environments without worrying about the effects of extreme temperature, dust, drops, and water immersion," said Bill Martin, director of marketing for TDS.