The handheld “smart communicator” will have the memory and processing power of today’s best desktop computers, and it’ll display on any nearby screen. The virtual laptop is pocket-size.
Call it the smart communicator. In a few years, the functions in today’s personal digital assistant (PDA)—notebook, to-do list, calendar, contacts—will be the least of it. Thanks to a variant of Moore’s Law that says data-storage density doubles every 18 months, tomorrow’s smart communicator will hold 250GB—enough to store 55 movies.