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Interest grows in wireless email, new pagers

The benefits of connecting wirelessly with a gadget are becoming clearer, although hurdles remain to widespread acceptance.

 

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The benefits of connecting wirelessly with a gadget are becoming clearer, although hurdles remain to widespread acceptance.

"There are already 76 million cellular subscribers. That's a lot of replacement units."

- Ray Jodoin, a senior wireless industry analyst with Cahners In-Stat Group

 


Handheld Web applications face challenges
Wireless email is finally beginning to realize some of its promise, but there are still some major hurdles to be cleared. Photograph

Dell expands into pagers, wireless desktops
The wireless revolution gets a boost today when Dell Computer announces it will begin to sell two-way "Blackberry" pagers and incorporate wireless technology into its corporate desktops.

Wireless firms seek worldwide empires
Wireless phone companies like Vodafone AirTouch are playing a high-stakes acquisition game, desperately seeking to grab global markets before their competitors do.