(keitai-l) Re: Clossing Walled Gardens and Java vs. NativeApplications

From: Ben Hutchings <ben_at_decadentplace.org.uk>
Date: 05/14/03
Message-ID: <20030514120317.GL15302@decadentplace.org.uk>
On Tue, May 13, 2003 at 10:50:22AM +0200, Giovanni Bertani wrote:
> >
> > Nokias proprietary implementation of the Symbian 6.0 core in their
> > 7650 and 3650 only runs MIDP 1.0. No Personal JAVA or Personal
> > Profile (Personal Profile is supposed to replace Personal JAVA, no
> > luck so far).

The Series 60 software is not really proprietary; Nokia has licensed
it to many other manufacturers.  It uses version 6.1 (also known as
6.1s) of SymbianOS, which was developed for Nokia by Symbian.

> Also Nokia Communicator 9210/9290 supports personal Java. It was
> a choice by Nokia maybe also due to interface (One-Hand operated no
> pen no keyboard)  issues and hardware features.

Or possibly due to severe memory restrictions.  The 7650 has less
memory than other handsets running recent versions of SymbianOS.

> Also the P800 is considered a Communicator so a different class from
> 3650 and 7650 that are Smartphones.

In Symbian terminology, the P800 is a smartphone and the 3650 and 7650
are feature phones.

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Received on Wed May 14 15:05:30 2003