Dr. Silvano Maffeis

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This year will be the genesis of mobile devices and wireless applications. In fact, several European and American carriers have begun rolling out high-speed, packet-oriented wireless networks based on General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) as well as other standards. I've also noticed interesting Java devices based on the Symbian operating system and the J2ME MIDP environment. The combination of Java-enabled devices and packet-oriented wireless bearers is a compelling catalyst leading to the rapid adoption of "collaborative" and highly interactive applications, delivering the right information (according to our user profile) in real time. What does this mean to us? Maybe a new type of Internet, based on zillions of gadgets exchanging information via wireless networks! Such communicators and smart phones will always be on and capable of receiving information in real time... (more)