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J2ME and U.S. Market

 
Anselm Paulinus
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Hi Mr. Yuan:
The popular saying now is that the "future is unwired" and there is no gainsaying the fact that a lot is been done with wireless devices powered by J2ME in Asia and some part of Europe.
What do you think is responsible for the lag or lack of general acceptability of J2ME in the U.S.?
Thanks,
Anselm.
 
Ko Ko Naing
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Hi Anselm,
I'm not sure about the U.S... I'm also eager to know the reply from Mr.Yuan... Is it not widely accepted in U.S? What I can see now is that since I am in Asia, I can say that J2ME-enabled devices are really really popular in Asia...
Just sharing my 2 cents...
 
Michael Yuan
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Mobile games are slow to take off in the US because the different life style here (Americans drive all the time instead of riding trains etc). But, I think mobile enterprise applications will be huge -- 2/3 of the US workforce is *already* mobile. It is crucial to increase and optimize the information flow to those people! Otherwise, all the investment we made in backoffice automation in the last decade would be down the drain! That is why I wrote that book.
[ January 20, 2004: Message edited by: Michael Yuan ]
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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