Why Manufacture Specific J2ME?
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Posted By:   Ramakrishna_Chintalapati
Posted On:   Thursday, August 15, 2002 11:47 PM

I am hearing that Siemens has is it own JavaSDK, so as Nokia. Why this manufature specific j2me, why cant they use the same j2me provided by Sun? and also if i write a midlet that sends SMS will this Midlet be used on different phones?

Re: Why Manufacture Specific J2ME?

Posted By:   Viral_Shah  
Posted On:   Friday, August 16, 2002 12:59 AM


First of all, these are not different types of J2MEs, they are the implementations of Sun's J2ME only (CLDC/MIDP). Unfortunately, MIDP1.0 is not a very extensive API, and the actual devices with J2ME support have many more services to offer. The device providers offer programmatic access to these features through the additional API, (com.siemens.*,com.nokia.* etc).

Coming to your SMS question, if you've used a device provider's API, naturally it is not going to be supported by the other devices. If you want to your SMS app to be device independent, then you have to wait for the Sun to come out with the SMS APIs.

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