It provides the professional with an understanding of the users, technologies, design principles, techniques and industry players unique to the mobile and wireless space.
Ballard describes the different components affecting the user experience and principles applicable to the mobile environment, enabling you to choose effective technologies, platforms, and devices, plan appropriate application features, apply pervasive design patterns, and choose and apply appropriate research techniques.
The text also includes a historical overview to help you understand which developments are likely to appear next in the field.
Update 12 February 2007: According to the author, the book is now available in Europe. Those outside of Europe will have to wait until April.