How does MIPI Alliance define mobile and mobile-influenced devices?

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.

In very simple terms, what are the interfaces that MIPI Alliance provides for mobile and mobile-influenced devices?

MIPI Alliance develops interfaces that define the signaling characteristics, protocols and other techniques used to interconnect components in a device and enable the components to interoperate and communicate with one another. A device can use a few or multiple interfaces. In a mobile device such as a smartphone, a range of interfaces is needed to connect a couple dozen components, from the antenna, modem and application processor to the microphone, speaker, battery, camera, sensors and others.