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This special report posted by Scientific American consists of a series of articles on "the latest and greatest technomarvel, the wireless Web." The featured articles, accessable throught the "Sidebar" link at the bottom of the intro page, cover the challenges and achievements particular to wireless technology. After a brief introduction, the special report leads off with "The Internet in Your Hands," which discusses the push for faster speeds and new software and hardware to enable handheld devices to handle more and more different kinds of data. "The Promise and the Perils of WAP" gives the pros and cons of the Wireless Application Protocol, while "The Future Is Here. Or Is It?" is largely skeptical of Web phones. The final article, "The Third-Generation Gap," focuses on the array of technologies all falling under the rubric of third-generation, so called 3G, wireless systems. With clickable sidebars and copious hyperlinks leading to off-site explications of key terms and concepts, this special report is ideal for readers who want to learn more about wireless technology.
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