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Micro Java™ Game Development by Roman Verhosek, David Fox

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Chapter 5. Let's Talk: Instant Wireless Messaging

This might sound obvious, but the thing that people find attractive about mobile phones isn't the innovative chipsets, advanced voice compression schemes, sophisticated data networks, sleek liquid crystal displays, or sexy plastic casing. It's the communication. The capability to reach other people and be reached, anywhere, anytime.

Text messaging picks up where voice communication leaves off. There are many times when a few thoughtful words are more efficient than a long conversation. In the desktop world, messaging programs such as Yahoo! Instant Messenger, America ...

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