"This book provides a balanced and in-depth coverage and fresh perspectives of the state-of-the-art mobile computing technologies, from radio interface, to software platform to emerging applications." -Dr.Ya-Qin Zhang, Microsoft Corporation "Smart Phone and Next Generation Mobile Computing is essential reading for any professionals and students involved in this dynamic field. The book provides a comprehensive treatment of fundamentals and covers the most recent technology advances. It describes not only how, but also why, through many insightful examples." -Dr. Wei Zhao, National Science Foundation This in-depth technical guide is an essential resource for anyone involved in the development of smart mobile wireless technology, including devices, infrastructure, and applications. Written by researchers active in both academic and industry settings, it offers both a big-picture introduction to the topic and detailed insights into the technical details underlying all of the key trends. Smart Phone and Next-Generation Mobile Computing shows you how the field has evolved, its real and potential current capabilities, and the issues affecting its future direction. It lays a solid foundation for the decisions you face in your work, whether youre a manager, engineer, designer, or entrepreneur. Features: + Covers the convergence of phone and PDA functionality on the terminal side, and the integration of different network types on the infrastructure side + Compares existing and anticipated wireless technologies, focusing on 3G cellular networks and wireless LANs + Evaluates terminal-side operating systems/programming environments, including Microsoft Windows Mobile, Palm OS, Symbian, J2ME, and Linux + Considers the limitations of existing terminal designs and several pressing application design issues + Explores challenges and possible solutions relating to the next phase of smart phone development, as it relates to services, devices, and networks + Surveys a collection of promising applications, in areas ranging from gaming to law enforcement to financial processing About the Authors: Pei Zheng, an assistant professor of computer science at Arcadia University in Philadelphia, received his Ph.D. from Michigan State in 2003. He has led a number of research and development projects focused on next-generation mobile wireless applications on Microsoft Windows Mobile, Linux, and PalmOS, both within the university and as an industry consultant. Lionel M. Ni heads the computer science department at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. in from Purdue University and has been teaching computer science since 1981. During his career, he has been involved in many projects related to wireless technologies, 2.5G/3G cellular phones, and embedded systems. He is a co-author of Interconnection Networks, also from MKP.Zheng, Pei is the author of 'Smart Phone And Next-Generation Mobile Computing ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780120885602 and ISBN 0120885603.