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With users increasingly adopting Internet-enabled cellular phones and other handheld devices, vendors are looking for platform-independent wireless technologies to help these devices effectively access Internet content and services, and communicate with each other. WAP is designed to address small devices' technical limitations and work with a variety of wireless platforms. WAP (the Wireless Application Protocol) offers a scalable, extensible protocol stack that handles security, the establishment of sessions, and other aspects of mobile communications. Proponents and many industry observers are touting WAP as the technology that will become the standardized basis and future of the mobile Internet.