I found a FREE magazine "WBT2" that I really like --- "WIRELESS Business & Technology"

It explains WAP - the good and the bad. It mentions Drexel University in our own backyard.

Did you know that most Digital Phones only go as fast as 9600 and 14,400 (fax speed) so for remote internet surfing, I guess we should all be looking at Ricochet Technology! (Is WAP CRAP?)

Read below for the Free One-Time Subscription Offer

from the same people that gave us Java Developer's Journal

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http://www.sys-con.com/wireless/wiresub.cfm January, 2001

 

My favorite articles in this Premier Issue

 

*** WML TUTORIAL:

*** BUILDING WAP APPLICATIONS USING XML-BASED WML AND WMLSCRIPT

*** by Wei Meng Lee

By now, of course, you've heard of WAP, or Wireless Application

Protocol. Contrary to what some critics want you to believe, WAP doesn't stand

for "Where Are the Phones?" Some analysts even coined the phrase "Wait

And Participate." Whether WAP is here to stay is beyond the scope of this

article, but with the influx of WAP-enabled devices from leading phone

manufacturers, such as Motorola, Ericsson, and Nokia, the WAP market

seems eager for a couple of killer applications.

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=33)

*** WAP UPDATE:

*** IS WAP CRAP?

*** Interview by Jeremy Geelan

Luca Passani is an Italian IT professional living in Copenhagen,

Denmark, where he works for Phone.com. With extensive experience in client-side

And server-side scripting in Web technologies, Luca is the author of

Several technical articles about WAP and is one of the coauthors of

Professional WAP by Wrox Press (reviewed elsewhere in this issue). WBT talked to

Luca in Copenhagen.

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=13)

 

 

*** E-DUCATION:

*** DREXEL GOES WIRELESS

*** by John A. Bielec and Kenneth S. Blackney

Drexel University, a cornerstone of higher education in the

Northeastern U.S., was once known as the Drexel Institute of Technology. Under the

leadership of its current president, Constantine Papadakis, Drexel has

launched an energetic strategic agenda with renewed emphasis on its

major differentiating characteristic: technology-focused education and

research.

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=14)

 

*** INSIDE INSIGHT:

*** THE WIRELESS EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES

*** by Peter Roxburgh

Six months ago I convinced my father, a committed technophobe, to

Connect to the Internet; he wasn't impressed. Last month he bought a WAP phone;

He still wasn't impressed. What is impressive is his new-found knowledge of

HTTP error messages that could shame many a developer. He's now

Conversant with errors 400 through 404, a connoisseur of "Internal Server Errors"

-and merrily feasts on "Content Type Unacceptable."

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=10)

 

*** DATELINE JAPAN:

*** by Michiyo Nakamoto

One night recently, Masanori Ishii picked up his i-mode phone to read

e-mail from his contacts in Houston, only to be told the service was

unavailable. "It was the third time that week this had happened to me,

so I knew the problem would be solved in a couple of hours," Mr Ishii

said. "I can read the same e-mail on my PC, so it's not such a problem

even if i-mode fails me."

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=18)

 

 

*** WIRELESS FUTURES:

*** SURVIVING THE WIRELESS DISRUPTION

*** by Walt Smith and Dave Shuker

Not since the dawn of the industrial revolution has technology

Disrupted the way the world works. The Internet removed obstacles, practically

overnight, that businesses had to work around for hundreds of years:

geographical constraints, long transaction times, and large inventory.

Perhaps most significant, the Internet's free flow of information

transferred economic power from the seller to the buyer.

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=27)

 

 

*** WIRELESS JAVA:

*** WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?

*** by Alan Williamson

Wireless - what a stupid word. When all's said and done, what does it

really mean? Is it just another word the computing industry has

hijacked for its own ill-gotten gains? After some searching around I came up

with a number of definitions for the infamous word.

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=23)

 

 

*** EUROWIRELESS:

*** by Tom Dibble, Tom Hume, Richard Weeks

Welcome to the inaugural issue of what in our humble opinion will

Become North America's compulsory reading on what wireless is all about and

What it's becoming before you guys and gals overtake us! Through the

technological ages, the U.S. has always held the whip hand over Europe.

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=30)

 

 

*** MOBILE TOOLS:

*** BUILDING THE PLUMBING FOR THE WIRELESS INTERNET

*** by Kevin Dallas

When we developed the Microsoft Mobile Explorer (MME), a dual-mode

Browser for use in mobile handsets, we wanted it to work with over-the-air

Internet-standard HTTP and HTML protocols, as well as read content

delivered via the Wireless Application Protocol. Microbrowser products

should be small, so a principal challenge when designing MME was to

build a parallel stack to the existing HTML and HTTP code that would handle

WAP without duplicating a lot of code and taking space we didn't have.

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=19)

 

*** WIRELESS JAVA:

*** JAVA AND SMS

*** by Keith Douglas

You're reading a huge amount about wireless technologies in the press

these days. Everywhere you look, somebody, somewhere, is doing

something

cool with their application and the world of WAP. The very fact that

you're reading this magazine attests that you're at least toe dipping

into

this new world of no-wires! But how do you actually start using it with

your own programs?

(continued: http://www.wbt2.com/article.cfm?id=24)

 

... AND MUCH MUCH MORE !

 

 

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