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Micro Java™ Game Development by Roman Verhosek, David Fox

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Chapter 6. Wireless in Asia: i-mode and cHTML

There are tons of mobile phone users throughout the world, with the numbers growing rapidly. However, it seems that no place on Earth is as crazy for wireless computing as Japan. In fact, as of early 2001, 81% of the world's wireless Internet users could be found in Japan—we're talking about 20 million people!

There are many reasons for this success: dial-up Internet connectivity is expensive compared to mobile access; Japanese people spend an extremely large amount of time on public transportation; and Japanese culture meshes well with “cute” gadgets. But the foremost reason for the success of wireless computing is ...

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