a.k.a. hand held, hand-held

Any one of several electronic devices that essentially fit in your hand and are mobile. These include a palmtop, a pager, a cell phone, a PDA, a handy, and even a Walkman or a calculator. "Handheld" is the most recent name for PDAs, which are converging with cell phone technology to become all-around communication devices.

In addition to making telephone calls, these handhelds can send and receive short text-based messages (SMS) and e-mail, and can even browse the Web.

NetLingo Classification: Net Hardware