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To answer this question in a definitive manner I think you need to focus on exactly what field of mobile GIS development you are interested in pursuing. Based on your current job title, are you interested in developing applications that are primarily geared towards implementing GIS in the field, i.e. data collection, GPS tracking, etc? Or a different field, ...
First how are you planning to connect the external GPS to your iOS device? Because you either have to purchase an external GPS that already has the capability to connect to an iOS device, or the GPS device can transmit the location via Bluetooth Low Energy (LE). Apple doesn't allow any device to communicate with their iOS devices unless it's part of the ...
Since you're already taking java classes, I'd look at the ArcGIS Runtime SDK for Android, which borrows heavily from java and provides packages that support easy consumption of ArcGIS Server. Still, as others have mentioned, it is worth reviewing the native vs HTML5 debate.
According to the documentation, the answer is yes you can use Google or Bing basemaps in ArcGIS for Windows Mobile. You can also use ArcGIS Online free of charge if you don't have your own ArcGIS Map Server.
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