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Nokia Phone Programming

 
Stan James
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I just tossed my old dead phone and got a Nokia 6560. (Yeah, it's not a fancy phone, but my plan is $14.95 a month .) Can anyone point me to good information on how to get started with Java coding for this thing? Concepts & capabilities to see if I'm interested, emulator, download cable (DKU-5?), APIs, anything would help. I hit Google and got lots of noise. I'll keep going that path but would appreciate tips on your favorite resources. Thanks!
 
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Stan: your favorite resources.

This forum ofcause

If you plan to make any serious development I'd recommend, that you get
hold of a good book. Personally I like Wireless Programming by Knudsen.

Anyways, you need the wireless toolkit(WTK): http://java.sun.com/products/sjwtoolkit/download-2_2.html
Furthermore, you can find an introduction to the WTK here: http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/midp/articles/wtoolkit/
You can find more sun articles concerning J2ME here: http://developers.sun.com/techtopics/mobility/reference/techart/index.html

Ofcause, since you have a Nokia phone you should take a look at: http://www.forum.nokia.com/main/0,,1_0_15,00.html
You can find SDK's, emulators, documents and articles there.

I don't know what IDE you use normally, but if your know eclipse, your in
luck, because they have an add on for J2ME. Take a look at http://www.eclipse.org and http://www.eclipseme.org


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Thanks! I read some about Oxygen to upload & download software and other files. Is something like that a must-have? I'm not sure yet I want to invest in the cable & something like Oxygen just to play.
 
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Please note, that my previous link to eclipses j2me addon was wrong. I've
changed it now though.

As you might know by now, there are several ways to download a MIDlet to the phone:
- via cable
- via infrared/bluetooth
- Over the air(OTA)

Take a look at this Nokia OTA paper for information about OTA transfering.

I am not familiar with Oxygen Software.

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Cool. You are a gold mine, man!

Is Cingular my WAP gateway or do I have to find/build another? I have web sites where I could post the HTML link and the files.

I will follow up on the Eclipse plugin, too. And find out whether my laptop at work will talk IR to this thing. I really needed more toys to eat up my time.

Oxygen: http://www.oxygensoftware.com/
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Stan: Is Cingular my WAP gateway or do I have to find/build another? I have web sites where I could post the HTML link and the files.
I guess so. Give it a try - it's been a while since I last used OTA because
I have access to cables ect. at work, which makes it all easier. Do yourself
a favour, and download an emulator for your phone. That way, you'll save
alot of time, because you don't have to upload/download the Midlet all the time.

Stan: Oxygen: <a href="http://www.oxygensoftware.com/</b rel="nofollow">" target="_blank">http://www.oxygensoftware.com/[/B]
Thanks, their site was down earlier. The Phone Manager looks neat.. but it's
not a "must have" in order to develop software for handheld devices.

Happy hacking
 
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