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SMSes offer smart apps to basic cellphones

发布时间:2017-12-03 01:01:30来源:未知点击:

IN A world of iPhones and other smartphones, text messaging might seem like a humdrum function. But it could be used to bring internet-based services to users with basic handsets. Umesh Chandra of the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, California, is building a network protocol that will enable basic phones to connect via SMS with servers on the cellphone network. One Facebook-like app lets people text to find out which of their friends are in the area, and the system would use location information, based on the nearest cellphone base stations,