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Java on phones

 
Burk Hufnagel
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As you can probably tell from all the questions I'm raising, I'm a new convert into the J2ME ranks. From what I'm reading here, I guess that phones are the largest segment of the market for applications.
My biggest problem, I think, is that I don't have a phone - let alone a phone running Java - so I'm wondering what you'd recommend. BTW, kep in mind that getting a phone just to "play with" hasn't gone over well with my wife.
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Burk
 
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There's a slightly out-of-date list of MIDP devices here:
http://wireless.java.sun.com/device
If you can wait a few months you could pick up one of the first MIDP 2.0 devices. I think Nokia's 6600 is the first announced, although Motorola may have some too.
I like my Nokia 3650 a lot. It's currently the only device that supports MMAPI, and it also supports WMA (SMS from a MIDlet). It also has a camera (not sure if that would be a selling point for your wife), IR, and Bluetooth.
 
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I've been thinking about getting a new phone myself. Although, I've been mostly considering one that also runs Palm OS so that I don't have to carry both a PDA and a phone. However, with this new-found spark of interest in J2ME, I may go with a phone that supports MIDP 2.0 instead.
 
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Umm... Which phone model runs PalmOS? I haven't heard of one myself.
 
Burk Hufnagel
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Take a look at these...
Kyocera smart phones
Handspring Treo
There may be more, but these are the two I know.
 
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Originally posted by Burk Hufnagel:
Kyocera smart phones
Handspring Treo

Wow. I wasn't aware of those as they don't sell Kyocera/Handspring phones in Finland. I guess Nokia has govt officials on their payroll
 
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Sorry, I don't know what's available overseas. Good luck with the search though...
Here's another thought - the Palm Tungsten W is supposed to do WiFi and Voice. It might be worth looking into...
 
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