Of course, youll need a WAP phone first. If anybody in the bike trade already has one wed be very impressed because they only went on sale two weeks ago!
WAP phones allow the user to surf the net via special wapalized sites created for WAP phones. So far, one bank, one or two newspapers and CNN have created WAP sites but within 18 months therell be millions of em.
IT experts predict that within three years more people will access the internet via WAP phones than PCs. Thats because as people replace their mobiles theyll upgrade to WAP phones. The best WAP phone on the market right now is the Nokia 7110. This surfs at 14k whereas the few others available in shops only surf at 9k.
So, whats so special about WAP, then? You can call up the latest stock prices; check your location as you navigate city streets (as seen on last nights Money Programme on BBC2); read major news headlines or check your bank balance.
And on-the-move bike trade bods will be able to keep up to date with cycle news as it happens! We mentioned WAP technology in our very first issue last summer and have been itching for the phone companies to release compatible phones so we could offer a WAP service.
Our WAP site will offer cut down stories only so you can get on and off quickly. For the full monty and the bulletin board youll still need to log on to the main site.
The BikeBiz WAP site is just one of the many innovations well be bringing online over the next few months. Were also happy to hear your suggestions...
If you have a WAP phone this is the URL to call up: