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Anyone for WAP?

  • November 18, 2002
  • By Sam Huggill
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It appears that at the moment, WAP is pretty useless. Firstly, accessing data from the web via a 9.6Kbps modem isn't a very good start. Slow and sometimes unavailable access haunts the use of WAP (although that could just be the terrible service that resides to call itself BT Cellent -- apologies to any BT folk here!)

Apart from the speed and access problems, the game boy style screen display (only smaller) means that people writing WAP sites can't do a great deal, and people viewing WAP sites can see a great deal!

When I was "surfing the BT Cellent" as they like to put it I found many sites were very poorly designed. Navigation was difficult, as it appears you can put links on the site as well as under the menu -- some sites used these very inconsistently.

So until technologies like G3 start arriving into our phones and Nokia and the like come up with some better screens, we can leave WAP to rest.

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