Re: Wireless ecommerce

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 11:56:21 MDT wrote:

> Wireless ecommerce is the big buzzword today. There are all kinds of
> trade shows, conferences, startups and press releases on the subject.
> This is said to be the next big thing, with huge rates of growth and
> massive amounts of business coming soon.
> snip...
> What am I missing here? Is it all hype? Plenty of companies are putting
> big bucks into it. Or is the growth mostly expected in the business
> arena, where a mobile sales force needs access to real time connectivity
> to the corporate net?

Stock brokers use PDAs a lot, especially on trading floors, that are customized
for stock trading. I'm sure their enthusiasm with this specific application is
whats behind the hype, as if the rest of us need it or want it. I personally
don't get how you can get a reliable amount of info displayed on those puny
little things. Anyone care to comment?

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