February 25, 2000
Amazon Launches U.K. Web Phone Site
Amazon.com's United Kingdom site will be available on mobile phones, the company said yesterday. The new service will allow customers to complete transactions on their handset without making a voice call. Owners of Nokia or Motorola Internet phones will be able to access the site, called Amazon.co.uk, anywhere and buy books or music by typing in a user name and password. While wireless Internet phones make up only a small portion of the market in Europe, Amazon said it believes 48 million people worldwide will have a Web phone by 2002.