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Handheld Devices

  • By: David Abernathy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Handheld devices, also known as mobile devices or simply as handhelds, are portable electronic tools that provide wireless access to one or more communication networks. Although the term can refer to small devices that simply receive information (e.g., most global positioning ...

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