Given the 'fine' job the folks building the various J2ME VM's (testing,
what a concept) ... I'd welcome a real Flash client ... 5.0 or 6.0.
For one, you can write VERY small Flash applications ... and they scale
to different sized displays nicely.
See: http://www.the5k.org/winners.asp/y=2002/t=6 (some of these are
... for some examples.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net [mailto:keitai-l-
> On Mar 26, 2004, at 12:27 PM, keitai-l_at_appelsiini.net wrote:
> > Your post provided me the opportunity to
> > express MY OPINION. I stand by my comments.
> I think my attitude is this:
> anything that provides new functionality for the user is likely to
> drive handset sales, usually towards ever more capable handsets.
> I assume this Brew stuff will require a decent handset to run on. That
> is, generally a "good thing".
> Do I want a phone TO display flash? No - I am not even sure I want a
> browser for that...
> But if the only way a phone can display flash is to have a stonking
> on board, decent local storage and a high end screen, then I am all
> it - because lots of "cool new stuff" can use those resources to do
> "cool new things" - and market them to an ever larger number of people
> who have upgraded their handset under the sad misapprehension that
> people who really need to edit Word documents on their keitai are
> in possession of a life...
> In other words, being able to access legacy formats isn't just a good
> thing in itself, it drives handset technology and probably sales - and
> that is a good thing even for people at the bleeding edge.
> Luddism: Think of it this way: a machine to replace a weaver is - er -
> jolly useful... But a machine that can EMULATE a weaver in software -
> wow - my personal "weaver emulation" needs currently hover around
> zero, ('though I hear tell Granny thinks she needs it) - but I can
> certainly use the hardware/storage such a preposterous feat implies...
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Received on Fri Mar 26 06:01:34 2004