Wireless Application Enter the Mainstream

With the widespread rollout of a wireless infrastructure, a new wave of both consumer and business applications will begin using airwaves for much more than phone calls. The power and convenience of these wireless applications when combined with the decreasing cost of wireless usage, will increase the efficiency with which consumers perform everyday tasks like making phone calls, organizing business affairs, sending e-mail.

The first generation of these devices that deliver these services will vary from cell phones to handheld devices like 3Com’s PalmPilot and the Nokia 9000 Communicator, which consists of a phone, a Web browser and a personal-messaging and data organizing system bundled into a single unit.