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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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For example, a salesperson visiting clients could use a handheld computer to record orders for products, and when back in the office, add these new orders to a database on a desktop machine.
While I'm sure that there are plenty of maintenance professionals using Palm, HR Dell and other popular Palm or PocketPC (Windows CE)-compatible handheld computers, these devices aren't really ruggedised.
During the 2002-03 academic year, six nursing faculty members at Monroe Community College have been outfitted with a Hewlett Packard Jornada 720 handheld computer and individualized Excel spreadsheets for the use of tracking student accomplishment of clinical skills, accomplishment of criteria for course evaluation, student evaluation of skill-based competencies over time (including psychomotor skills for injections and intravenous medications), written communication skills for documentation and verbal communication skills for change of shift taped reports.
We are on the threshold of a convergence of separate devices such as the cell phone, the handheld computer, the pocket calculator, and the portable "Walkman" music player.
Ask someone for a name and address, or whether they're free next Tuesday to "do lunch," and out comes the latest in whiz-bang electronics: personal digital assistants (PDAs), those consumer handheld computers that sell for $100 to $600.
A school administrator stops the student, takes out her handheld computer, enters the student's name, and immediately pulls up the student's class schedule.
To guide your choice between the two platforms, consider what you will be doing with your handheld computer and how much memory that will require.
Because the Palm m100 series computers are entry-level systems, the advent of software compatible with them means enterprises can quickly and affordably deploy electronic data collection solutions that take advantage of the power of today's versatile handheld computers. With VersidForms, users can create customized forms for just about any application, without programming.
Not only are handheld computers readily available, parents are often familiar with their use.
Palm believes that by creating two separate independent companies, it can improve and build upon its position as a handheld computer and platform leader.
The Hot Spot Service trial will enable 100 users, selected online and provided handheld computers, to access the Internet and content such as streaming video via Bluetooth at test sites including trains, shops and Internet cafes, the companies said.
Currently this process is addressed by collecting the information via a handheld computer and then at end of day uploading it to the host system.