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This is a basic review on WAP itself, this was the only category that I could find to place it in, if anyone knows where else let me know. Enjoy! WAP is this year's biggest hype, with mobile phone companies and shops bragging that it's the "hippest" way of getting the Internet on the move. ... Read review

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Community Level 5Squidget

Squidget

Not quite there with WAP

AdvantagesCheck travel scores lottery

Disadvantagesslow and expensive

"This is a basic review on WAP itself, this was the only category that I could find to place it in, if anyone knows where else let me know. Enjoy! WAP is this year's biggest hype, with mobile phone companies and shops bragging that it's the "hippest" way of getting the Internet on the move. However, WAP has not lived up to its debut and it is now being billed as a poor relation interim to second-generation mobile phone technology that will rapidly ..." Read review
29.01.2001

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Community Level 3Briz_Hatch...

Briz_Hatchings

WAP Hard done by

AdvantagesHighly convinient, very powerful if used in conjunction with PC based Internet

DisadvantagesCalls very expensive, some services such as banking and sharedeling only available on certain models of WAP phone

"WAP, in my view, has been hard done by in its initial reviews. The main reason for this was critics putting it down for not being the mobile Internet it was never cracked up to be. Once you strip away the false expectations, it becomes a very useful tool. There have been a number of times where I’ve been in situations, wondered about sports results and had no way of finding them out. In the old days I would have had to wait till I got access to the ..." Read review
04.04.2001

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Community Level 3rambo

rambo

This may be the end of WAP

AdvantagesCheap internet connection charges and errr thats all

DisadvantagesI can't really comment on the disadvantages as it is not yet released in the U. K. I will update this opinion when it is realesed.

"[*UPDATED] WAP phones (Wireless Application Protocol) may be the latest craze to hit the U. K but the latest craze in Japan is the “I-mode”. I-mode has been in Japan for about a year now and it is already making waves over there. About I-mode ************ Mari Matsunaga an ex-journalist created the I-mode. DoCoMo currently owns the i-mode. It is also part of the NTT, which is the equivalent to BT. in May 1999; the company predicted ..." Read review
23.01.2001

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Community Level 7andycharger

andycharger

Ahead of its time (and technology

AdvantagesNone

DisadvantagesCant see pictures, slow downloads

"Being a web developer, I thought I should experiment with the world of WAP phones. I can tell you, I was dissapointed. The concept is a great Idea. Making the internet come to life in your phone. The trouble is, technology is not yet advanced enough to make this practical. You can only access certain web sites, you will not be able to recieve pictures on the 2 tone screen,and the speed is very slow indeed. I think The internet should stay on computers ..." Read review
31.08.2000

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Community Level 4ChrisCooper

ChrisCooper

---INFORMING YOU OF THE FUTURE---

AdvantagesInstant viewing of all websites, no matter how many pictures on it

DisadvantagesVery expensive, in excess of 50p a minute

"When you think of WAP (wireless application protocol), you think of a really slow internet connection via a mobile which cost a bomb. Well, that, in short, is right. So I am about to inform you who don't already know about GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). It is basically using a high speed modem on a WAP platform using GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) and TDMA (time devision multiple access) operators. GPRS is just a simplified ..." Read review
27.12.2000

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