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Wireless players, Sun unveil Java standard, APIs for enhanced wireless data services

Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced the completion of the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP 2.0) standard and...


December 2, 2002  


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Sun Microsystems Inc. has announced the completion of the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP 2.0) standard and the availability of the final MIDP 2.0 specification, reference implementation, compatibility test suite, and beta version of the J2ME Wireless Toolkit 2.0.

Developed by more than 50 wireless industry leaders to extend the base collection of Java technologies for mobile devices, MIDP 2.0 supports new and enhanced graphics, video, audio, security features for mobile devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants.

“MIDP 2.0 is an important milestone in the evolution of mobile devices for both consumer-centric content vendors and corporations that are interested in developing and deploying secure end-to-end wireless enterprise services,” said Alan Brenner, vice president of Sun’s consumer and mobile systems group.”

It supports leading connectivity standards beyond HTTP, such as HTTPS, datagram, sockets, server sockets, and serial port communication, providing applications different way to exchange data with back-end services.

According to Sun, sample applications that leverage MIDP 2.0 could range from a Karaoke game streaming audio files over a wireless network to a supply chain management (SCM) accessing corporate data over a secure wireless connection.


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