There is still hope, and now it seems that there are enough micro devices out there, don't you think? The friends and allies of Sun Microsystems have completed a second version of Java software for cell phones. There are many challenges in moving towards this new and exciting technology. Up to now, Sun has not been very lucky with Java in its fight to overcome Microsoft's desktop dominance. However, this is one especially attractive market segment where Microsoft has been pretty weak. The Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) offers much hope, and I am currently investigated this new technology in the hopes of writing up a half-decent business case for myself. Rumor has it that Java will be the dominant handset platform, so I better get my act together or else.
For those kind folks out there who are interested in learning more about this exciting world, more information can be found at the following places:
- What is What is Java 2 Micro Edition? (gamelan)
- Java devices galore (mjn)
- J2ME Core Concepts (gamelan)
- Micro Java Network (mjn homepage)
- Java for the Cell Phone (wired)
- Wireless Java (zelos)