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Web pages with very few graphics and just enough information (that users
are most likely to need) to fit on a small mobile handheld screen.
e.g. Special Wireless Portals (Mobile Portals) such as MSN Mobile Portal,
provides access to news, sports, local traffic reports, restaurant listings.
Yellow pages, and Stock market reports, as well as managing e-mail
messages and instant messaging. MOBILE COMMERCE (M-COMMERCE) CHALLENGES
The number of Wi-Fi hotspots for Wireless Internet access has been
mushrooming in many countries because the technology combines high speed
Internet access with a measure of flexibility and mobility.
However, rollout of mobile m-commerce services, has proved to be more
a) Keyboards and screens on cell phones are still tiny and awkward to use;
b) The data transfer rate on second generation 2G cellular network are
very slow compared to dial-up high speed Internet connections for PCs.
Each second of waiting for download costs money to customers;
c) Most Internet-enabled phones have limited memory and power...
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- Spring '11
- web sites, Internet business models