Meaning of handheld device in English:

handheld device


  • A piece of computing equipment that can be used in the hand, such as a smartphone or tablet computer.

    ‘handheld devices capable of capturing and sending high-quality video’
    • ‘The thermal imager is a handheld device about the size of a camcorder.’
    • ‘This latest handheld device intends to revolutionize gameplay with its dual touch-screen technology.’
    • ‘The challenge of creating a keyboard for handheld devices was that such a product would have to be large enough for human fingers to peck at but small enough to work as portable.’
    • ‘The study found that one in three people feel out of control of adverts on their handheld devices.’
    • ‘The handheld device and software maker did manage to shrink its net loss down to $15 million or a loss of $0.51 per share.’
    • ‘This is the first phone that makes accessing the internet from a handheld device seem pleasurable.’
    • ‘The program includes a wide range of commercial and rugged computers, from handheld devices and lightweight computers to high-end workstations and servers.’
    • ‘The uniquely personal nature of mobile handheld devices indicates that personalization will be an extremely important asset for wireless data services.’
    • ‘He often exploited quiet moments or car journeys to thumb through messages and emails on his handheld device.’
    • ‘The project is for a mobile wireless application that allows users to share their music locally through handheld devices.’