Chapter 14. Mobilizing Applications

14.1. Telephony/Email

The previous chapters of this book focused on how UMC can extend the mobile capabilities of a telephony application. For a business, the telephone is its lifeblood for communicating to associates, vendors, and customers. The other communication lifeblood of business is email. The importance of mobile email was demonstrated clearly by the meteoric growth of Research in Motion's BlackBerry product, which supports mobile email over a cellular data network. The size of this market is billions of dollars per quarter, and demand shows no sign in leveling off, with double-digit CAGR every year. What is traditionally lacking with mobile email (as with mobile telephony) is agility to operate across ...

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