>Anyone know where this is?
>"At the end of August the company (NTT) made its application programming
>interface and development tools publicly available to content providers
>interested in developing Java applets for the phones. "
>What happened to the "write once, run anywhere" concept of Java?
>"In order to create its Java environment, NTT DoCoMo has chosen to use K
>virtual machine and connected limited device configuration technology
>developed by Sun Microsystems. However, NTT DoCoMo has altered the
>"profile" API set that controls the CLDC to suit its own specifications.
>What that means is that it is very likely that Java applets developed for
>i-mode phones will be unable to run on the EZweb or J-Sky phones marketed
>by competing companies."
a good question, but i think it's all pretty moot. I don't think Java will add much value to wireless, and say as much in a whitepaper i wrote recently (download for free here: http://www.creativegood.com/wireless)
here's the quote:
>Q:Does it make sense to run Java on a wireless device?
>A:No.Software written in Java is compiled when the program runs,which
>means that the customer must wait extra time for the software to start
>running.Inch-scale devices,as described above,have small memories and weak
>processors.This makes them particularly unsuitable for any activity that
>requires lots of memory and processor cycles ‹ such as compiling and
>running Java while the user waits.
>Despite this,there šs plenty of
>wireless Java development going on.Sun has released and continues to
>develop its Java 2 Platform,Micro Edition,designed for consumer and
>embedded electronics such as phones and PDAs (see
>http://www.java.sun.com/j2me ,but unless it runs as quickly as existing
>application platforms,it will create a slow and therefore frustrating
apparantly, C|Net seems to agree. just out this morning
>>>Java has no future on cell phones (CNET) -- "Java belongs on back-end
>>>servers, not on cell phones and today's personal digital assistants
>>>(PDAs), which lack the processing power and memory requirements to handle
>>>Java's large overhead. Even if someone built a cell phone with a 200-MHz
>>>processor, cellular phones do not have the bandwidth to download huge Java
>>>applets." (Comments: I didn't know that Java was even being considered for
>>>use in cell phones.)
i may write something on Creative Good's newsletter: www.goodexperience.com on this in the coming week. keep your eye out if you are interested.
all the best,
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Received on Tue Sep 26 06:38:24 2000