Diary: Top Gear - WAP mobile phones

You probably already know what WAP is - and it ain’t a posh person’s description of the music Jay-Z makes.

You probably already know what WAP is - and it ain’t a posh

person’s description of the music Jay-Z makes.



Basically, wireless application protocol has gone from being an obscure

term known only to readers of science fiction , to the thing every poser

wants on his or her mobile phone.



For the uninitiated, WAP is an advanced messaging service that lets you

see internet content on your phone’s LCD screen. In other words, you can

surf the net, e-mail your mates, find out what’s on at the cinema and

book tickets - all while you’re sitting on the train.



WAP games are also on the way, threatening to make life even more

irritating for commuters. ’He’s talking behind me! Now he’s playing a

game behind me! When will it ever end!’



Techie types are taking this very seriously - IBM has created an entire

WAP division - and the chances are your laptop is going to look

seriously unwieldy in a few years’ time.



There are a few versions available, such as the Nokia 7110 and Siemens’

new C35 and S35, among others.



If you’ve got the dosh, it might be worth taking a punt.





Nokia 7110 - pounds 129.99



Available from all branches of the Carphone Warehouse.



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