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What is WAP? – Wireless Application Protocol

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WAP stands for Wireless Application Protocol. Mobile phones, like most handheld devices have limited processing power. The processing power required to view most internet websites designed for a computer in mind may be too great for a mobile phone to handle.

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WAP enables mobile phones to access web pages (WAP pages) designed with power limited devices like mobile phones in mind. WAP pages can be accessed with any mobile phone with a micro browser.

WAP pages are designed using the Wireless Markup Language (WML) and are mostly used for viewing information (Traffic info, Weather, Sports results, Stock values, Flight schedules, etc.). micro browsers can display mostly text.

However, if you want to view websites that can display multimedia content then you must make sure that your mobile phone has a WAP 2.0 wireless web browser.

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Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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