Hopefully, the Mobile Service Architecture for CLDC/CDC and Sun's
cooperation with NTT DoCoMo
will create a next generation, mobile platform that broadens Java's
possible application. From what I can read on the Web, CDC is supposed
to play a larger role in NTT DoCoMo's plans. This is in sync with the
advancement of phone hardware.
Instead of competing with Flash in the field of simple yet visually
appealing applications, a fight Java will loose, it's time to take
over more system level tasks such as PIMs, call managers, or
background servers. A domain where Symbian applications are strong at
the moment. The key will be to integrate Java tightly into the phone.
BTW: Isn't Flash being replaced by Ajax right now?
On 12/3/05, William Volk <bvolk_at_bonusmobile.com> wrote:
> Two stories today confirm what I've believed for some time. Given the write
> many times, test everywhere nature of J2ME apps, it's only a matter of time
> before Macromedia repeats it's capture of client-side programming.
> Last time it was Flash vs. Java Applets. In that case Applets were pretty
> decent, it IS possible to write reliable portable applets. With J2ME Midlets
> it's far more difficult to deal with all the differences between handsets.
> Just a matter of time before Macromedia really took advantage of this.
Received on Sun Dec 4 12:01:38 2005