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Re: WAP STRUGGLES TO GAIN ACCEPTANCE

From: Gerhard Fasol <fasol@eurotechnology.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 23:35:11 +0900
Message-ID: <39C779A0.551C6EEF@eurotechnology.com>
To: Dave Marutiak <dmarut@microsoft.com>, www-mobile@w3.org
> Lisa LaNell Mauldin wrote:
> > WAP STRUGGLES TO GAIN ACCEPTANCE
> > WAP (the "wireless applications protocol" designed to reformat Internet
> > information for cellular phones) is still not widely accepted in Europe,
>
> Gerhard Fasol wrote:
> Why do all the people focus on Europe, when looking at WAP?
>
Dave Marutiak wrote:
> They focus on Europe because Japan is Imode (CHTML), Korea is HTML,
> and the US is HDML.  All are different enough from WAP that Europe's
> problems are different from theirs....

Dave,

I understand what you are saying. But:

(a) It's wrong that Japan is exclusively imode (CHMTL)!
    Japan is imode + WAP!

(b) WAP (the protocol) is the same in Japan and in Europe,
    it's the implementation of WAP and business models which 
    are different in Europe and Japan

(c) 54% of the world's WAP users are in Japan
    13% of the world's WAP users are in Europe

So it's wrong that most of the WAP users are in Europe!
Most of the world's WAP users are in Japan!

For more information see our FAQ:
http://www.eurotechnology.com/imode/faq.html

Best regards,

Gerhard Fasol
Eurotechnology Japan K. K.
http://www.eurotechnology.com/
fasol@eurotechnology.com
Received on Tuesday, 19 September 2000 10:35:29 UTC

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