Business phone glossary

Our glossary explains basic terms and abbreviations relating to mobile working, the use of smartphones and tablets in the corporate environment (Enterprise Mobility) and security aspects in the use of mobile devices.




Mobile device

Handhelds are a special type of mobile device. The central feature of a handheld is that it can be held and operated in one hand.

In the narrower context of corporate use, handhelds include tablets and smartphones in particular. In common usage, even more types of devices are added, including mobile media players (e.g., iPods), e-readers (e.g., Kindle), further forms of portable computers and GPS navigation devices.