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Product Details

  • Series: Crash Course
  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1st edition (July 29, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071381872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071381871
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,989,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

i-mode CRASH COURSE

i-mode IS COMING

The wireless Internet service that dominates the Japanese market--mushrooming from 3 to 17 million users in a single year--is coming to the United States and Europe. i-mode Crash Course helps you prepare, whether your interest is technical or financial--whether you're offering the killer app or competing against it--even if you're simply a consumer who wants to get on top of the latest technology.

i-mode Crash Course gives you insider details on the most successful wireless Internet application in the world.


Get the big picture on i-mode, the wireless Internet service that took Japan by storm, now targeting the US and Europe Technologies, requirements, and markets
Understand installation, deployment and configuration The international i-mode spectrum i-mode security,
Up-and-coming applications and market directions
Make the right career and corporate decisions

i-mode:

UNQUALIFIED WIRELESS INTERNET SUCCESS


Learn how i-mode connects cell phones and other handhelds to the Internet for instant messaging to friends, email, online shopping, and real-time news, stocks, weather reports, and more
See why i-mode beat out WAP
Discover development secrets behind i-mode applications and the advantages of cHTML
Understand NTT DoCoMo's market strategy in Japan and its plans to take America and Europe--this year
Gain insights to help you analyze markets, predict results, and influence outcomes

GET READY FOR i-mode

About the Author

John Vacca (Pomeroy, OH) is an information technology consultant and internationally known author. Since 1982 Vacca has published 28 books and 370 articles in the areas of internet security, application development, programming, and the internet. He served as configuration management specialist, and computer security official for NASA's Freedom Space Station program.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Rodney Van Meter III on September 17, 2002
Format: Paperback
This just might be the worst technical book I own. There is some useful material in it, but it is so poorly written that t's hard to tell. There are non-sentences, some sentences that are impossible to understand even after re-reading, non-sequitirs, and more typos than I have seen in any other book. The text repeatedly says things like, "At present (as of this writing)", without telling you when that is -- and the data given will be at odds with data just a few pages away, which begins with the same disclaimer. The text is also highly repetitive -- how many times do I have to be told that cHTML is just like HTML? The material on WAP is internally inconsistent, and, from what I can tell, outright wrong in places. Many of the pictures appear to be low-resolution images.... I feel the publisher should have had someone redraw pie charts so that the fonts are legible. ... There must be a better one on the topic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lynn F. Lucas on February 4, 2003
Format: Paperback
An excellent 'crash course' in i-mode. After taking Japan by storm, i-mode no doubt is the coming mobile technology in the US. This book is a well-organized walk through that technology from fundamentals through the future outlook.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Markus Hoevener on November 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
As it was one of the first i-mode books available, I didn't expect much - and that's what I got. It seems very unstructured and often provides redundant and inconsistent information.
Sometimes it's better to take some time and not to be the first.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 13, 2001
Format: Paperback
Hallelujah! I'm a true believer in what John says about I-mode. It's the technology of the future...NOW! I just spend 6 months deploying a RIM Blackberry wireless system for my corporation so I know the value this kind of technology brings to an enterprise. But I-mode blows the pants off of it in comparison! I just wish I had his book a few months earlier. However, armed with John's excellent insight and technical grasp of the subject, I feel that I'm ready for the next wave of wireless technology.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 3, 2001
Format: Paperback
..or get left behind. John Vacca in this book brings a revolutionary wireless application and puts it right at our doorstep. It is up to us as what to do with it.
John Vacca's book seems to cover everthing that is known about I-Mode and he even looks into his crystal ball of future I-Mode technology as only he can do.
I-Mode has conquered Japan and now marches right at us. Read John Vacca's through and complete book and you will be ready battle tested and ready to join in the battle.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 28, 2001
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The is the best i-mode book available. It is a comprehensive and cutting edge guide to the technology of the future. The book covers i-mode from A to Z and provides great insight to the emerging applications that can be supported by i-mode.
This is the book you want to start with. If you are thinking about having a future in the wireless world you should start right now.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Lee on December 10, 2001
Format: Paperback
Wonderful book. Terrific content. I read this book knowing absolutely nothing about I-mode. Now I'm ready to call my stockbroker and hedge my bets on I-mode. Mr. Vacca writes a comprehensive content-full book about Japan's current mobile phone phenomenon, I-Mode. The book is very well organized and covers every niche detail about this technology from overview to programming. Six parts breakout the I-mode into fundamentals, developing apps, installation, configuration, market implications, and future strategic directions. This is extremely easy to read and it describes vital concepts for the information and business savvy consultant or professional. It's immensely clear that the global impacts of I-Mode are significant and are already undergoing strategic considerations within the US. 26 million Japanese users can't be wrong!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Walker on December 26, 2001
Format: Paperback
I work for one of the biggest telecommunication company suppliers in the industry and I can tell you two things for sure:
1. Wireless networking is where the cash is now, and in the future.
2. There are WAY too many account managers and salespeople in the field who don't have a clue how it works.
Enter John Vacca with a simple text to explain it all! John applies his usual technique of applying fluent, easy to read text that's not over-filled with techno-jargon and high assumptions. He covers everything a novice would need to know to approach the wireless I-Mode revolution with confidence and understanding.
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