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Short: Intel, Nokia announce NBS, want feedback

Intel and Nokia announced the Narrowband Sockets (NBS) specification for industry comment. Software developers will be able to create wireless messaging applications for mobile PC and SmartPhone users using familiar Internet programming interfaces. At a conference in Frankfurt, Intel and Nokia demonstrated an "always-connected" mobile PC without maintaining a data call. NBS receives live Web content updates using a wireless messaging service. It is expected to be available on Windows 95 and NT in early 1997.

Intel and Nokia announced the Narrowband Sockets (NBS) specification for industry comment. Software developers will be able to create wireless messaging applications for mobile PC and SmartPhone users using familiar Internet programming interfaces. At a conference in Frankfurt, Intel and Nokia demonstrated an "always-connected" mobile PC without maintaining a data call. NBS receives live Web content updates using a wireless messaging service. It is expected to be available on Windows 95 and NT in early 1997.