Topics Mobile Tech News Tuesday, April 23


Contact us

Site search:
complete archives list

Site Sponsors:

Don't forget AT&T and Verizon promo codes at to save money.

BBC goes WAP
Posted: 17-Dec-1999 [Source: Newsbytes]

[BBC and Vodafone to offer interactive WAP information service centering around news and current affairs.]

NEWBURY, BERKSHIRE, ENGLAND, By Steve Gold -- "Vodafone-Airtouch has announced an agreement to license broadcast and associated material from the BBC for transmission to users of its mobile phones.

"The BBC has already sunk several tens of millions of pounds into establishing its BBC Online service at , and offers a variety of interactive information, mainly centering around news and current affairs.

"It's this content that Vodafone is looking to repackage and send to users of its cellular handsets. Initially, the service will pipe short message service (SMS) text messages to users, but this will soon be expanded to support WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) users.


"Plans call for Vodafone to start offering SMS text and WAP/microbrowser services to its mobile phone users from early in 2000.

"Users will be able to select and control the feeds from their mobiles, as well as via Vodafone's personal Web-based service.

"As the service evolves, the plan is to allow users to control their feeds of news and information, so creating the mobile phone equivalent of a personalized newspaper.


Back to Headlines...

Apple Watch Apple Watch

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Amazon Fire Amazon Fire

Samsung Z - Tizen Samsung Z - Tizen


HTC One mini 2 HTC One mini 2

OnePlus One OnePlus One

HTC One (M8) HTC One (M8)

Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch Samsung Gear 2 Tizen Watch

HP VoiceTab HP VoiceTab

T200 octa-core T200 octa-core

Nokia 2520 Tablet Nokia 2520 Tablet

Samsung Galaxy Round Samsung Galaxy Round

BlackBerry Z30 BlackBerry Z30

iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C

Samsung Galaxy Mega Samsung Galaxy Mega

Sony SmartWatch 2 Sony SmartWatch 2

iOS 7 iOS 7

Jolla Jolla

BlackBerry Z10 BlackBerry Z10

Galaxy S 4 Galaxy S 4

Galaxy Note 8.0 Galaxy Note 8.0

Ubuntu on Tablets Ubuntu on Tablets

LG Optimus G Pro L-04E LG Optimus G Pro L-04E

Firefox OS Firefox OS

Sony Zperia Z Sony Zperia Z


Valid HTML 4.1!

RSS © 1999-2019 Traques LLC
All times recorded in UTC