Despite all the hype about the mobile internet [sic],

people who actually have actually used WAP services

gave the current state of technology a resounding thumbs-down.

In a field study of WAP users

carried out in London by title="Usability Guru Jakob's site">Jakob Nielsen and released this

week, 70% of those who had used WAP said that not only are WAP technologies,

services and content not currently usable, the same study subjects also

don't expect it to be usable at any point in the near future.

No real surprise to me - I can't think of any friends

or colleagues who actually use their spiffy WAP phones. The only people

benefitting as far as I can see are Cellnet, mobile phone shops and WAP

developers.