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"WAP Returns from the Grave"
companies find ways to make WAP work and pay

 10:21 pm on Feb 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

WAP was one of the hyped technologies of the Internet bubble years. Despite early claims that it would allow users to surf the "mobile internet," URLs were difficult to key in, content was minimal, and the first phones were expensive and hard to use.But now payment systems using SMS have solved the problem of how to make money from the service, and better phones are making WAP sites easier to reach and richer in content.




 2:25 pm on Feb 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

a better quote would might be
I think WAP is having a little bit of a renaissance
and then i shouldn't forget to mention that these analysts don't know the difference between i-mode and wap.

wap is defenetly something which is useable for sysadmins and handy kiddies but on the other hand you can life without it even in future.


 2:02 pm on Feb 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

Whatever any article says Wap is not comming back, i've been there done that etc, today there is no reason why you should use wap, there is so much else you can use which saves you time and money when it comes to development for mobile communicators.


 2:17 pm on Feb 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

I still use WAP when I'm on the train and have nothing better to do. :)


 10:17 pm on Mar 23, 2003 (gmt 0)

OK, WAP didn't hit the big scene on launch but are there any figures on the number of people using it?

Am considering a WAP version of my travel site - might give an edge, but an idea of number of potential customers would be handy

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