Published: 20 November 2000
Analyst(s): Federica Troni
The Wireless Application Protocol has established itself as a useful standard for mobile data applications and services in Europe and in some other geographic areas. However, the hype surrounding the availability of the first WAP-enabled handsets and services has, at times, created expectations that are not going to be fulfilled. The WAP experience, far from being close to the Internet experience, can be difficult and frustrating or simply not too exciting. How will WAP develop, who will be driving the development, and who are the leading players? Read on to find out.
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