Mobile operators are still licking their wounds after their failures with WAP, a crude form of web-browsing for mobile phones, and (so far) with third-generation (3G) services that will enable handsets to download music and video. Operators paid billions for 3G licences, but the technology is late and demand uncertain. Now the industry is rallying behind multimedia messaging services (MMS), which will make it possible to zap photos and graphics to and from handsets, just as text messages are sent in their billions already. But is this just more hype?
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