A portable smart device collects and provides information used for controlling, monitoring or decision making with the following characteristics:

  • Local or Remote Rich User Interface
  • User Configurable
  • Can Be Connected (Wired or Wireless)
  • High Performance Hardware and Software

This paper covers designs intended primarily for palm top or pocket computer uses. Some of the topics in this paper may be applicable to a lesser degree to cell phones, ebooks and hand-held multifunctional personal assistants.