(March 26, 2002) - Why shouldn't the world's leading supplier of mobile
phones, with its listings on six of the world's major exchanges, also get
close to its grassroots users? Accordingly, Finnish-based Nokia had the idea
last November of launching a "Nokia Mobile Challenge" and trying to identify
the best mobile apps in various categories including communications and
Four months and 500 entries later, the judges of the Nokia contest selected
the applications that in their view showed the best combination of mobility,
quality, and usability.
In the Java (J2ME) category, they recognized three students for creating
outstanding Java applications: Lukasz Luzar of Poland for a currency trading
application, Ram Kumar of Malaysia for an e-mail client application, and
Michael Behrisch of Germany for a game called "Koloris."
As well as honoring stude... (more)
(July 2, 2002) - Nextel Communications Inc. and Motorola, Inc. have teamed up
to add color to the mobile phone user's life with the first color display,
JavaTM technology-enabled phone in the U.S.- the Motorola i95cl, available
now from Nextel. The handset's large color screen, maximized memory, faster
processor, and improved network connectivity allow Nextel customers to take
advantage of robust Java applications including maps, animation, games, and
The Motorola i95cl features a large high-contrast screen with a color
display, backlighting and customizable color pale... (more)
(July 30, 2002) - Japan's largest wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo, has shown
much-needed support for Microsoft's launch into the mobile phone sector, with
its announcement of the Musea, a Pocket PC wireless PDA capable of streaming
video at 384Kbps. It will be the first PDA compatible with DoCoMo's M-stage
visual, a streaming video content distribution service for downloading - or
streaming - content such as movies, sports, and news. Both still and moving
images will appear clearly when viewed on the 3.5-inch screen.
First reports say the Musea may come close to delivering BlackBerry... (more)
(January 15, 2003) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just issued
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Profiles as W3C
Recommendations. SVG 1.1 separates SVG capabilities into reusable building
blocks, and SVG Mobile recombines them in a way optimized for mobile devices.
Advancement of these documents to Recommendation indicates that these
W3C-developed specifications are stable, contribute to Web interoperability,
and have been reviewed by the W3C Membership, who favor their adoption by the
The graphical capabilities of SVG 1.1 are the same as those... (more)
(January 15, 2003) - Nokia has introduced the Nokia Developer's Suite for
J2ME, Version 1.1 for Linux, expanding the universe of creative talent
targeting mobile application development.
The Nokia Developer's Suite for J2ME, Version 1.1 for Linux provides
developers with tools to create, test, and deploy downloadable applications
that are designed for J2ME. Nokia has announced that it is supporting Java
technology in a wide selection of its current and future mobile terminals.
The Nokia Developer's Suite for J2ME 1.1 supports development of MIDP
applications. The suite enables eff... (more)