A mobile device is a mobile or handheld device that can be carried by hand, is battery powered, and provides voice and data connectivity on internationally standardized mobile communications networks. A typical mobile device is a smartphone, tablet, laptop or laptop-tablet hybrid. Mobile devices can be sold in any market.

A mobile-influenced device is a previously unconnected device or a new type of device that incorporates standard mobile communications connectivity to provide voice and/or data services and solutions for mobile-influenced industries.