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.
Portable communications device
A mobile phone (also known as “cell phone”) is a battery-powered wireless telephone that connects to the telephone network by radio and can thus be used regardless of location (mobile).
Today, a cell phone is almost exclusively understood to mean a smartphone. In 2013, for the first time, more smartphones were sold than “classic” cell phones, which are still sold under the name “feature phones”.