Messaging capabilities are becoming popular, and are even available on phones without microbrowsers
. Short message service (SMS) lets users transmit text messages of up to 160 characters to and from mobile phones.
Indeed, AOL recently announced a deal with Nokia [TM], a world leader in mobile communications, under which AOL will develop a Netscape-branded microbrowser
for use across a wide variety of mobile communications devices.
in a cellphone interprets the messages it receives in Wireless Markup Language (WML).
The Timeport 270 also has a large graphical display that shows up to six lines of text, enhancing the readability of a WAP microbrowser
. There is also a four-way, navigation key with "joy-stick" functionality that lets users easily steer through menu options.
Internet-related software maker Phone.com Inc., seeking an order to block imports of Sanyo's cellular phones containing Phone.com's microbrowser
The i1000plus handset integrates a digital cellular phone, digital two-way radio, and alphanumeric pager with data capabilities (to be offered by Nextel later this year) such as an Internet microbrowser
, two-way e-mail and wireless modem functionality to provide mobile professionals with flexible and efficient communications solutions.
Brain Corbett, chief operating officer at Entropic, envisages a speech interface on mobile device being used in tandem with a GUI, such as a WAP microbrowser
. The advantage of a 'natural' speech interface on a mobile device will be that users have a much more intuitive way to access information, both stored on machine and online.
Earlier, in July, in a brilliant retaliatory strike Microsoft bought UK developer STNC which had developed a microbrowser
which could run on any operating system, and very suitable for running in processing-poor devices such as mobile phones.
Likewise, software providers could give away their microbrowser
software to support more lucrative sales of back-end servers, hosting data and applications, conversion middleware, and services.
The phone offers walkie-talkie capabilities, pre-installed and downloadable Java applications, GPS capabilities, Internet microbrowser
, custom ring tone ID and picture caller ID.
Some of the many other features of the Motorola i850 include pre-installed and downloadable Java applications, GPS capabilities, Internet microbrowser
, audible and picture caller ID, an internal color screen, voice dialing, voice recorder, speakerphone, datebook and 600-entry contacts list.