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Thomas HJ Goorden
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I've got a Nokia 3510i, J2ME enabled, but it also has a "native" calendar, contacts, etc. Is it possible to access the contents of these applications (think synchronizing your phone via WAP, etc)?
So far I can't seem to dig anything up, I was hoping for some Nokia API or something... Hope the apps are not sand-boxed (like applets) or anything!
Does anybody know of synchronization style J2ME applications? So far, all I come up with is stupid games

Thanx, Thomas
 
Michael Yuan
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Out of luck. The J2ME API on the 3650 does NOT provide access to native PIM data. The JSR 75 is supposed to address this problem through a standard Java API. I think Nokia's JSR 75 implementation will come with newer phones (not yet on the 6600, maybe next year).
In the meanwhile, mobile embedded databases and remote synchronization via third party J2ME tools are discussed in great details in my book
 
David Price
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Actually he said he has a Nokia 3510i, not a Nokia 3650. But what Michael said also applies to the Nokia 3510i (and indeed to all existing and already announced Nokia MIDP-enabled phones): MIDlets are indeed sand-boxed rather like applets, and until future phones implementing the JSR-75 PIM API, MIDlets have no way to read or write the phone's native PIM data (phonebook, calendar, to-do list).
So sorry, Thomas, with your Nokia 3510i you're certainly out of luck.
 
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I just want to add that some vendors provide proprietary APIs to access the native PIM data as well as the native file system from your MIDP application. One such vendor is Motorola iDEN. They seem to have a very rich set of proprietary APIs (even include a UI framework and cryptography stuff) on their highend smartphones.
 
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