Will Mobile Internet Device Kill of Smartphone’s?

Mobile internet devices (MID) is an amazing new gadget, it will revolutionise the way we communicate and conduct business on the move. The Mobile Internet Device (MID) is a multimedia-capable handheld computer providing wireless Internet access via 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity. They are designed to provide entertainment, information and location-based services, which will allow users to access real time information on-the-go with full browser based capabilities. In a nutshell a Mobile Internet Device would be device mid-way between mobile phones and computers.

With the constant development of new Internet services and the growth of the web 2.0 phenomenon, companies like Yahoo, Google, MySpace, Skype Google Maps are developing and creating exciting new products and services, such as cloud enabled modules and applications, this goes to show that the future of mobile computing rests in devices that are truly mobile, always connected and providing a rich Internet browsing experience to the end users at all times.

As the Internet Device market expands and consumers gain confidence in the product ability to perform, an architectural battle is being waged between major hardware and software vendors for market capitalisation, this is especially evident between Intel and ARM corporation, as they are encroaching on each other’s turf in much the same way that Symbian and Mac OS X are battling for mess market dominance for Mobile OS platform.

Intel started this fight by challenging ARM with the Atom processor, which is moving downmarket and towards powering Smartphone and communication devices. Intel’s strategy is to provide X86 based processors that will “offer leading performance while reducing the footprint and power consumption. Atom processors are currently featured in the majority of net books and on some Internet Devices which are available on the market.

ARM instruction set, which dominates mobile phone and PDA’s isn’t widely known outside the mobile communication industry, but it designs processor cores for chips that power more than 90 percent of the world’s mobile communication devices.

ARM’s director of mobile solutions, Rob Coombs has confirmed that a number of manufacturers have agreed to build netbooks and Mobile Internet Devices powered by the ARM architecture, I assume some of the manufacturers belong to the ARM Processor Foundry licensee’s Program.

ARM chief executive officer ,”Warren East has made the following statement in an interview with Digi Time “We have also launched our high performance, low power consumption Cortex-A8 and A9 platforms for MID (Mobile Internet Device) products. We have strong confidence in the MID market and look forward to seeing ARM-based MID products hit the market in 2009. Currently the First Generation of Internet Devices such as the Nokia N97 and Apple iPhone both are based on the popular ARM processors.

A mobile internet device (MID) in my analysis has the correct ingredients and the mobility to shape the mobile internet world for years to come, this new gadget can have profound effect on almost every aspect of our lives just like the growing and the endless impact we have been experiencing from the development of the world-wide-web.

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3 Ways Your Mobile Device is Hurting Your Career

Mobile technology has revolutionized the way we do business. No longer must we be seated at our desks or around conference tables to communicate, stay connected, and contribute to important discussions. This offers much greater flexibility to our work environments and schedules.

Mobile technology does, however, come with a cost. Here are 3 important ways your mobile device is hurting your career:

1. Lack of attention in meetings

Before the days of mobile devices, professionals who attended meetings had little to distract themselves. They may scribble notes to themselves or get caught up in their own thoughts, but they were otherwise attentive and engaged in the discussion. These days, many professionals use meetings as an opportunity to catch up on unread email, text others, or even surf the web.

Allowing your attention to be diverted by your mobile device can limit your career success in important ways. First, you give the impression that you are not engaged or invested in the discussion. If you are interested in career advancement, this is not a message that you want to send to other leaders.

Second, you miss out on opportunities to demonstrate your competence and leadership potential to a wider audience. Through active participation in the discussion, you can showcase your understanding of important issues, as well as share your insights and suggestions with the group.

Lastly, you lose opportunities to network with leaders and colleagues in other groups. Interacting with new contacts in meetings can lead to powerful relationships, resulting in new projects, mentorships, or career advancement opportunities.

2. Lack of personal connection

When you are out of the office, or feeling overwhelmed by a growing list of responsibilities, it seems much easier to communicate by email or text message than it does to pick up the phone or stop by someone’s desk. Email and text messages offer an efficient way of communicating information, but they are not ideal for relationship building, conflict resolution, and idea sharing.

When you choose to communicate via mobile technology, you miss opportunities to develop alliances that can be very important to your career success. Despite the explosion in technology, relationships still develop most powerfully through natural human connections. You are far more likely to find mentors, sponsors, and mutually beneficial relationships through personal interaction.

Additionally, as well all know, mobile communication lends itself to miscommunication. It is difficult to convey tone and set context in these messages, so there is a much higher risk of conflict. Unless the goal is to communicate simple and neutral information, personal communication is much more effective.

Lastly, mobile communication is not conducive to brainstorming and idea sharing. The energy and focus of a real-time dialogue are much more powerful supporters of creativity. If you are interested in developing new approaches, sharing new ideas, or engaging in a healthy debate, mobile communication is not an effective tool.

3. Lack of professional communication

With the growing use of mobile technology, fewer and fewer professionals demonstrate strong written communication skills. Messages sent from mobile devices often contain typos, jargon, incorrect grammar, and incomplete sentences. This reflects poorly on your personal brand.

While sending a mobile message may seem more efficient, sending poorly written messages can have harmful effects on your long-term career success. If you have an important message to deliver, take the time to strategically develop the message, proofread the contents, and confirm that it is sent to the appropriate recipients.

Mobile technology offers a convenient and efficient means of staying connected in a fast-paced, global word. It does not, however, replace the need for traditional human connection. If you are committed to career advancement, don’t allow mobile technology to limit your career success.

Kim Meninger helps professionals advance their corporate careers. Prior to coaching, Kim had a successful corporate career, largely due to her strategic approach to career management. Kim is passionate about helping others achieve similar levels of success. For more information on how Kim can help you reach your full potential, visit http://www.GreatHeightsCoaching.com, or call (508) 740-9158.

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