Having already built the most commercially successful online grocery shopping service in the world, UK supermarket chain Tesco is taking its online ordering service to the Smartphone. They are now accepting applications for beta testers, who will start the three month trial in October. If it proves successful, it is hoped that the launch of the full service will start in Spring 2004.
An on-air connection is not required when creating the shopping order, or when browsing details of items that have previously been ordered. A connection is required when actually placing the order or browsing the other 20,000+ items that are available.
A few T&C’s apply such as needing to own a phone handset running Microsoft Smartphone 2002 or the new Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone; be a UK resident and be prepared to carry out a shop through your phone.