WOW. The first WAP phone in the world was the 7110 from Nokia. It was the phone that went with the film the Matrix.
In 2002 the first colour WAP device launched an that was the Sony Ericsson T68.
In 2003 Vodafone launched the Sharp GX10with a camera with direct access to Vodafone live! The phone also offered GPRS at 57.6 kb per second.
In 2004 UMTS arrived and Voda launched the Samsung Z100 with mobile TV!
Today Vodafone is announcing the HTC Magic– with video, camera. MP3-Player, GPS, broadband up to 7.2 MB per second with access to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.
What we think?
Apart from making me feel old as I had every single one of these devices mentioned and can remember many of the original press release – I love this. 10 years of WAP! It is a nifty way of showcasing the new darling in the Vodafone collection the HTC Magic.
On top of that, do you know what I am going to do tonight? I am going to get a nice bottle of wine and watch the Matrix again. I used to love the way Neo would use that phone! In fact, I used to LOVE that phone!