Has anyone caught wind of Qualcomm's BREW anouncement
"...BREW: Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless -- The BREW
platform allows developers to create applications that operate on
all handsets with QUALCOMM CDMA chipsets. BREW sits between the
chip system software and the application, making the phone's
functionality available to the application without requiring the
developer to have the chip system source code or even a direct
relationship with a handset manufacturer....
...The BREW platform will provide a standard environment that
enables applications development for the large and growing CDMA
market -- from mass-market phones to high-end multi-purpose
wireless devices -- eliminating the need to modify applications
for each new phone model....
...The BREW platform is neutral about programming languages. It
supports C/C++ for native applications, but integration of
browsers, Java applications and programs written in other
languages are also supported..."
It appears they have MOU's with a few Japanese firms, including
Access (of iMode browser fame). Some of our developers are peaked
about the opportunity to develope in C/++, etc. in addition to
Increased developer base, CDMA's breadth worldwide... potential??
...and note the continued 'coffee' naming trend (...or could it be
J. Sean Bennett sean_at_nnet.ad.jp
Nnet Co. Ltd. www.nnet.ad.jp
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Received on Thu Feb 1 07:55:54 2001