Title: Wireless Internet-using Mobile Devices (WIMDs) in Malaysia

Authors: Farzana Parveen, Masood Abessi, Sulaiman Ainin

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Business and Accountancy, University of Malaya, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia

Abstract: Malaysia is one of the countries seeing tremendous growth in technology development. This paper analyses the factors that influence user intention to use Wireless Internet-using Mobile Devices (WIMDs) in Malaysia. The Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) for WIMDs is one of the most suitable models available to study WIMD adoption. The study was conducted among Malaysian mobile phone and internet users. The findings showed that facilitating conditions and wireless trust has a positive impact on the attitude to use WIMDs via perceived usefulness and ease of use.

Keywords: facilitating conditions; wireless communication technologies; mobile communications; internet; telecommunications; wireless trust environment; technology acceptance model; TAM; mobile phones; cell phones; wireless internet-using mobile devices; WIMD; Malaysia; perceived usefulness; ease of use.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2009.024394

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2009 Vol.7 No.5, pp.580 - 593

Available online: 02 Apr 2009 *

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