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AllLinuxDevices: 5NINE announces WAPLinux.org, New OSS kernel for bringing WAP to Linux.

Nov 28, 2000, 02:42 (0 Talkback[s])

"5NINE, ... announces the launch of WAPLinux.org, an open source development project for modifying the Linux kernel to fully support the Wireless Application (WAP) protocol and bearers such as the Short Message Service (SMS), Mobitex and third generation (3G) technologies such as the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). These wireless communication technologies will allow Linux to be a choice, for wireless handheld and device vendors, to put in PDAs, watches, appliances and cell phones which will set a Linux standard for wireless client application technology."

"Even with the promise of public wireless networks with wider bandwidth, these networks will always suffer from the inherent unreliability caused by structural and radio interference evident in the wireless voice communications of today. WAP is a bearer independant protocol optimized for public wireless networks which allows a more satisfactory experience for end­users with wireless handhelds. "In our commitment of making Linux the choice for wireless handhelds and appliances, we created WAPLinux.org.", says Martin Dumas, CEO of 5NINE, "3G communication technologies, combined with WAP, will create the wireless application platform of the future."

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