Mobile computing has been brought in to ease the methods through which people trade online. It also increases access to the internet for people who are on the move and do not have the time to sit down and wait for the personal computer to become available. In short the mobile computing phenomenon is the future of all our technologies.
I think that in the future static computing will become completely outdated and will have very little relevance in the same way that those huge mobile phones of the nineteen eighties went out of fashion. In about 2050 it will seem entirely ludicrous to be telling someone that they need to use the personal computer by returning to their home or the office. Anyone with a mobile device will be able to carry out all their computing functions on the move.
The biggest problem for mobile computing is the ability to link to the internet. High speed connections are not always available in the rural areas and even if they were the costs can be very prohibitive especially at the beginning of the cycle. It is when more people start joining the technology that you will see costs coming out and a gradual recognition that even the poorer communities deserve to be involved in the mobile computing revolution.
What mobile computing has achieved is to enable people who normally have access to the internet on a static basis to be able to get their access wherever they are and at whatever time that they choose. If you work at an office, you no longer have to sneak a quick peek at the internet but can use it at your convenience when you get home.
Focused on Growth
Mobile computing has also continued to grow in response to customer need as seen by the development of third and fourth generation technologies which are meant to complement that the work that is done by the pioneer teams. This means that the technology is always on the move and is always seeking to improve the ways in which in serves the public. This is also a process of self selection because the less effective technologies are thrown on the heap the moment they appear to be lagging behind with the requirements of mobile computing.
When it first came out, the idea of wireless technology was so impressive and novel for the majority of the public that perhaps we gave it more credence than it deserved. With the advent of mobile computing, wireless technologies are now a must and not a side issue. Everything that comes out of technological development now has to have a wireless option because many people are turning to mobile computing.
Apart from the obvious convenience that it brings, mobile computing allows services to reach areas that were practically isolated in the past and therefore must be credited with aiding the computer revolution. If you look at the development and infrastructural issues that affect the third world, it seems to me that mobile computing will be crucial to democratizing technology.