Mobile Web 2.0: AJAX for mobile apps

AJAX is still somewhat controversial among developers and mobile AJAX even more so. C Enrique Ortiz responds to the argument that mobile AJAX will replace J2ME and XHTML browsers. Ortiz agrees that mobile devices will be able to use a huge number of browser-based apps in the future, but he doubts the platform will ever be able to replace more advanced messaging and locations apps. I agree. I think that "thin-client" browser apps will expand the mobile marketplace without necessarily replacing any existing platforms. Blog