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Experience with a Wireless World Wide Web Client

Joel F. Bartlett, DEC WRL

One-line summary: WWW browsing with wireless (cellular) modem on PDA-class device is feasible; latencies are tolerable if proxy and caching are used, and "most" pages are acceptable on 320x240 mono screen.

Overview/Main Points

To separate fact from fiction in PDA hype, a text-only WWW client was developed for Newton with Motorola ARDIS. (This is before Envoy.)
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