BBC Closing Down WAP Site.


As of Monday, January 10th, frequent visitors to BBC’s mobile WAP website no doubt noticed a big change — the WAP site is now closed. A message on the page reads: “We’ve now closed the WML version of BBC Online. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this causes you. However, if your phone supports XHTML, then you can still access BBC Mobile. Please update your bookmarks”.

What once commanded a nearly 20% share of mobile traffic back in the WAP’s hayday doesn’t even total a single percentage point in 2011. Naturally, paying to sustain the WAP portal doesn’t make sense. From here on out, mobile users can either use one of the various mobile apps spanning several different platforms or use a phone that supports XHTML. Anyone want to admit they still use WAP-anything?

Via: Cellular-News


  • January 12, 2011 11:22 am
  • by: Mike
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