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Warning! cross-posting ;) - list of smart phones

 
Bert Bates
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Does anyone know of a good list of Java-enabled smart phones available in the US?

In particular I'm interested in more info or opinions on:

- Nokia 9290
- Nokia 9300
- Blackberries
- Motorola MPx

Thanks!
 
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You are interested in expensive phones!!!

* In the Nokia communicator series, the 9300 is better than 92xx. It is much newer and supports more recent Java APIs including the Personal Profile and MIDP 2. The 9300 does not have a camera, however. For camera and wifi, you can go with the 9500. I do not know any operator has already rolled out 9300. But if you really have money, you can buy unlocked ones and use it with any GSM operator (Cingular, T-Mobile):

http://www.cellhut.com/wireless/store/phonedetail.asp?phoneid=549

* BB is great for email. I think the new ones support MIDP 2 these days. I think the email client on BB is Java based since I sometimes see a "nullpointerexception" box when I move email around!! BB is certainly supported by several operators and you can probably get it cheaply.

* The Moto Mpx is fundamentally a Windows Smartphone. It runs .Net Compact Framework. There are JVMs that run on top of it. I heard conflicting reports on whether Moto has a native JVM on it. Moto's native JVM typically give you features far beyond the standard MIDP. Mpx is expensive too.
 
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Here is a list of devices from Sun's website, it includes which specifications it implements, and some have links to the manufacturer's website to get more details.

I always go to Nokia to see what phones are currently available in the US and the ones upcoming. Sony and Motorola have similar sites, but I think I prefer the Nokia phones. Look at the 7720 or is that 7710, well it is 77x0 number, I think those look like cool phones.

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Thanks Michael -

Yes they are expensive, but I have a business application in mind, and it strikes me that the form factor these phones share is the most conducive to the application. Sounds like the Nokias would probably provide the most robust Java support... Are there other phones with that form factor I should consider?

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If you need a full KB but can settle with small screens, Nokia 6800/6820 are excellent and much cheaper choices. But I think they are MIDP 1.0.

Motorola A630 is another windows mobile phone that has J2ME support. The detailed spec is not clear though. Motorola has some great proprietary Java APIs -- I wonder if they make their way into this phone.
 
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some are in fact stil on sale to push out room for new ones..

T-Mobile has a sale on Nokia 6600 every few weeks..

I bleive its down to under $129..from $399..
 
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Originally posted by Fred Grott:
some are in fact stil on sale to push out room for new ones..

T-Mobile has a sale on Nokia 6600 every few weeks..

I bleive its down to under $129..from $399..


You can get it even cheaper through Amazon.com

Mark
 
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It's the pixels and the keyboard baby! That 640 x 200 form factor is what I'm looking for, or something close to that. And it seems natural that with that pixel count you get a keyboard to boot!
 
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