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Re: WAP STRUGGLES TO GAIN ACCEPTANCE

From: Gerhard Fasol <fasol@eurotechnology.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 19:34:57 +0900
Message-ID: <39C892D2.487D6B2F@eurotechnology.com>
To: Graham Brown <graham.brown@thewapgroup.com>, www-mobile@w3.org
You are exactly right Graham - 

however comparing WAP (= a protocol) with 
imode (= a servicemark + a huge business system)
is like comparing a railway company with a Diesel engine:
or it's like asking:

"is the xyz-Rolls-Royce jet engine more successful than
Air-France?"


The only point I slightly disagree is the 
"nearly 4m WAP users in Japan" -
it's actually over 4m WAP users.

Gerhard Fasol
Eurotechnology Japan K. K.
http://www.eurotechnology.com/
fasol@eurotechnology.com

Graham Brown wrote:
> 
> The upshot of the WAP vs I-mode debate is that it's pretty irrelevant in
> the grand scheme of things. The winner will be wireless.
> 
> Don't forget that there are nearly 4m WAP users in Japan.
> 
> Complete I-mode, WAP , 3G FAQ for business at
> http://www.thewapgroup.com/faq.html
> 
> Regards
> 
> Graham
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Gerhard Fasol <fasol@eurotechnology.com>
> To: Martin J. Duerst <duerst@w3.org>
> Cc: Dave Marutiak <dmarut@MICROSOFT.com>; <www-mobile@w3.org>;
> <fasol@eurotechnology.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 10:48 AM
> Subject: Re: WAP STRUGGLES TO GAIN ACCEPTANCE
> 
> > Yes, Martin - you are completely right. And there are more
> > differences than this in the business models, marketing,
> > technology implementation, company attitudes etc etc.
> > You can find some of these differences explained in our
> > imode-report:
> > http://www1.mightywords.com/asp/bookinfo/bookinfo.asp?theisbn=EB00018336
> > and in our imode-FAQ:
> > http://www.eurotechnology.com/imode/faq.html
> >
> > Best regards,
> >
> > Gerhard Fasol
> > Eurotechnology Japan K. K.
> > http://www.eurotechnology.com/
> > fasol@eurotechnology.com
> >
> >
> > "Martin J. Duerst" wrote:
> > >
> > > At 00/09/19 23:35 +0900, Gerhard Fasol wrote:
> > > >Dave,
> > > >
> > > >I understand what you are saying. But:
> > > >
> > > >(a) It's wrong that Japan is exclusively imode (CHMTL)!
> > > >     Japan is imode + WAP!
> > >
> > > But there is one more important difference between WAP
> > > in Europe and in Japan. In Europe, WAP is used in marketing.
> > > In Japan, even the end users using WAP never have heard
> > > the word 'WAP'. This may be the greatest reason for
> > > WAP mostly being talked about in an European context.
> > >
> > > Regards,   Martin.
> >
> >
Received on Wednesday, 20 September 2000 06:35:04 UTC

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