Mobile devices like cell phones, handhelds, and other gadgets are useful tools in organizing and communicating. This is going to change. Recent developments in hardware have proven that such small devices are much more capable and have reached the levels of common laptops as of five years ago. With more computational power, more memory, and new methods of interaction such as touch screens, or accelerometers, mobile devices can be used in the design process. However, the assumption that they can, or will, substitute desktop computers might be misleading. By no means will mobile devices substitute them directly. Instead, thinking of them as innovative tools that provide new approaches in the design process can establish new methods and, consequently, might circumvent the overall need of desktop computers at all.