handheld computer

A highly mobile and compact computer, also called a PDA (personal digital assistant), originally built to function as a personal scheduling assistant. Today, handheld computers frequently provide a convenient connection to the Internet using wireless technology. They are immensely popular in parts of Europe and Asia.


Nearby words

  1. handfeed,
  2. handful,
  3. handgrip,
  4. handgun,
  5. handheld,
  6. handhold,
  7. handholding,
  8. handicap,
  9. handicap register,
  10. handicapped

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