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Mobile Supply Chain Management: The Dream Is Becoming a Reality
Mobile computing is changing the way companies manage their entire business. The development of ultra-portable computing devices is geared to support a slew of

what is a smartphone  broke through new boundaries. What tablet computers bring today is an entirely new format that marries the looks of a large smartphone with specs akin to netbooks. Apple made the case in point with its iPad . And, clearly, imitation is a sign of envy, as the slew of tablets looking to gain market entry in 2011 is tantamount to the gold rush of the olden days. Screen sizes range mostly from 5 to 12 inches. Wi-Fi is just about standard for all models, followed closely by Global Positioning System ( GPS )

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