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Bank 2.0 by Brett King

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From WAP to iPhone —The Emergenceof Portable Banking

The fact is that WAP, in its day, was a huge disappointment. There are a number of reasons why it simply didn’t work. Firstly, the pre-GPRS wireless Internet was just too slow to be productive as a digital medium. Secondly, handsets did not have the capability or screen size to display information in a meaningful and usable fashion. Lastly, there was no application or content support. Therefore, even if you got past the first two issues you still found menus that were clunky and difficult to use, or you were forced into attempting to use a Web page designed for a normal PC screen on your very slow phone. So the telcos, IT companies and a few bleeding edge bankers got on CNN, CNBC and BBC talking ...

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