A portable computing device that:
- has a small form factor such that it can easily be carried by a single individual;
- is designed to operate without a physical connection (e.g., wirelessly transmit or receive information);
- possesses local, non-removable data storage; and
- is powered on for extended periods of time with a self-contained power source.
Mobile devices may also include voice communication capabilities, on-board sensors that allow the device to capture (e.g., photograph, video, record, or determine location) information, and/or built-in features for synchronizing local data with remote locations. Examples include smart phones, tablets, and e-readers.
Note: If the device only has storage capability and is not capable of processing or transmitting/receiving information, then it is considered a portable storage device, not a mobile device.