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Some of the UK's biggest media companies, like News International and broadcaster Endemol, are anticipated to start rolling out initiatives designed to provide them with more direct relationships to consumers using mobile handsets. According to leading analysts, media companies are seeing mobile Java (J2ME) as the perfect platform by which to deliver content directly to subscribers. What is appealing about the mobile platform rests in its ability to dynamically update content. For media companies, especially news broadcasters, this would create a conduit by which the latest headlines could be delivered to users' phones. Bruce Vandenberg, the outgoing head of interactive at Celador, elaborated, "Mobile Java gives us the opportunity to build an interface to put all a broadcaster's content in one area, from which consumers can navigate to from one place." He added, "T... (more)

J2ME News in Brief: New Java-Enabled Phone Ships

French telecom major Alcatel has made its choice of platform for running Java applications and services in its "One Touch" 735i mobile phones: JBlend, which is now licensed by 13 different handset manufacturers and deployed in mobile phones offered by wireless operators around the world. JBlend is the flagship product of Aplix, a Sun Java licensee since 1996, and includes a high-performance, small-footprint JVM for a variety of configurations (CLDC, CDC) and profiles/extensions (MIDP, JTWI, i-mode DoJa, Vodafone, Sprint and others). The 735i is among the first available mobile ph... (more)

Sprint to Expand This Summer's Wireless Gaming Lineup with J2ME

(May 23, 2002) - Mobile gaming is about to explode. Sprint plans to bring mobile entertainment to the next level, utilizing J2METM to offer a superior gaming experience. The mobility of Sprint's PCS Phones combined with the enhanced speeds and graphics of Third-Generation (3G) technology means more gamers will be grabbing excitement on the go. Sprint's 3G1X services are planned to launch nationwide this summer. The most innovative 3G games will utilize J2METM, enabling advanced graphics and personalized interactive services for wireless devices. With J2METM technology, Sprint wi... (more)

Insignia Provides High Performance J2ME Software for Thuraya Mobile Satellite Phones

(December 3, 2002) - Nearly 1 billion handsets will be capable of running Java applications by 2006, according to the latest ARC Group market research study, and nearly all mobile handsets will be Java-enabled within five years. Anticipating the pervasiveness of Java, Hughes Network Systems, Inc. (HNS) has signed a license agreement to incorporate Insignia's Mobile Foundation Java-enabling software platform into HNS-designed Thuraya mobile satellite/GSM handheld phones. The phone's dual capabilities enable customers to access GSM services wherever available, and automatically swi... (more)

T-Mobile Is the First to Take nGame's Java QuickStart Program

T-Mobile, Deutsche Telekom's global mobile communication division, has selected nGame's Java QuickStart Program as the cornerstone of its launch of mobile Java gaming throughout Europe. The two-year deal sees nGame shipping 120 J2ME games, designed for a wide variety of Java-enabled handsets, which T-Mobile will distribute in Austria, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In addition, T-Mobile will also be using nGame's Java Games Store platform WOTAN as their content delivery platform at launch in the UK. "This is by far the largest and most significant content deal yet seen anywhere... (more)