pocket computer


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pocket computer

pocket computer

A handheld, battery-operated, portable computer. The term was coined at the turn of the century after Microsoft introduced its handheld Pocket PC. The pocket computer evolved into the smartphone. See Pocket PC.
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PDA pocket computers for everyone, Computer press, ISBN 80-86593-15-0, Brno.
The Innov-X alloy analyzer uses a pocket computer made by HP/Compaq for the software and computer platform," Don Sackett of Woburn, Mass.
I would love to have a mobile phone cum personal organiser cum pocket computer, like the Nokia Communicator, to help make the train journey to London feel much shorter.
The pocket computer, which a few years ago was the plaything of the rich yuppie, is now cheap enough to be used by a child.
Derived from Compaq Corporate Research's Itsy pocket computer project, the Open Handheld Program will enable developers and researchers looking to explore applications and uses for handheld computing to experiment with Compaq's iPAQ handheld by gaining access to the Linux-based source code for the device.
At JavaOne, Transvirtual will be showing Compaq Computer Corp's research prototype Itsy Pocket Computer, a handheld device that runs the Linux operating system.
Each nurse has a pocket computer to record responses to performance tasks and self-rating scales.
As currently envisioned, the Soldier's Computer/Radio systems would comprise a pocket computer with an integrated voice/data radio and GPS receiver; a helmet-mounted display to provide virtual images; an earphone; a microphone; and a handled joystick to control operation.
Smartphones have become a pocket computer and a must have necessity for many people.
The spectacles use tiny cameras and a pocket computer to alert wearers to objects and people ahead, reports the Daily Mail.
How appalling that anyone would prefer to read a book on a pocket computer rather than in print.
The last time the company posted a profit was in 2000, after marketing the Palm Pilot, but that ended after the highly successful pocket computer business was spun off.