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Thick clients for personal wireless devices

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1 Author(s)
Starner, T. ; Georgia Inst. of Technol., Atlanta, GA, USA

A thin-client approach to mobile computing pushes as many services as possible on a remote server. Technology trends indicate, however, that an easy route to improving thin-client functionality will be to add disk storage, RAM, and a more powerful CPU. Thus, thin clients will rapidly become multipurpose thick clients. With time, users may come to consider their mobile system as their primary general-purpose computing device, maintaining their most-used files on the mobile system and relying on their desktop systems primarily for larger displays, keyboards, and other nonmobile interfaces

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Computer  (Volume:35 ,  Issue: 1 )