Mobile Internet computing is one of the most crucial technologies in our lives and it should provide us with multiple options. We should have the ability to utilize multiple computing devices, regardless of the situations. In this case, mobile devices should allow us to stay connected although we change locations often. Mobile devices may include standard laptops or others, such as tablets and smartphones. In this case, mobile computing increasingly becomes an indispensable factor in our way of life. Even the most affordable laptops come with Wi-Fi connections and we can use radio waves to transmit signals to wireless routers in the area. They also include built-in encryption methods that require only 8-character passwords to us. Hotspots are common places where we could get quick wireless connections and many of them are actually free. It means that we should be able to locate the most reliable hotspots in the area, but it should be understandable if free hotspots could be slower or less reliable, especially because it doesn’t use the fastest connections and there could be more people using them.
It is important for us to stay within the coverage of wireless connection. In fact, one of the most serious limitations of Wi-Fi technology is its coverage distance. Alternatively, we could use cellular broadband connections and we no longer need to use specific modems or Smart Cards. Connecting with the Internet using our laptops should be easy and we could simply use a cheap off-contract Android device that can be even cheaper than a dedicated 3G modem. We could simply connect the device with 3G connection easily and enable the portable hotspot feature. Our laptop would easily recognize it as the normal hotspot connection and it would run under 3G or even 4G connection, depending on the phone we use. There are many benefits of mobile computing and the most obvious is portability. It means that mobile computing has become much more portable and this could make us much more productive. With portability, we are able to easily to move from one place to another. This would mean freedom to work in any place we want.
Mobile Internet computing is also equal to increased productivity and higher returns. People who can multitask should be able to enjoy increased productivity and we could minimize any kind of time wastage. This is especially true when we need to report and work remotely on a daily basis. Services and products marketing are also much easier, because the Internet access could help us to ensure faster connection. Unfortunately, mobile Internet computing also has its own limitations. One of the drawbacks is higher costs. In many countries, it is much more expensive to gain 3G access than typical DSL connections. Mobile computing also means that we are disconnected from the power line. Both laptops and smartphones rely on steady power consumptions and it may be necessary to carry spare batteries if we need to go mobile for an extended period of time.