Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Verizon to Support Java ME

Verizon announced today at Java One that it will begin supporting Java ME. Wish they did this 4 years ago!

A quote from the press release:

Lowell McAdam, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless, who will outline his company's strategic decision to deploy Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) -based services in its network and offer Java-based services and applications to its subscribers.
Obviously short on details but we will certainly learn more soon.

It is unclear how widely the support will span (most devices or just a few) nor is it clear what will happen to BREW now.

I suspect they will move to the Sprint model where by which:
  • A KVM is developed atop BREW
  • System applications and preload applications can be written in BREW or Java ME
  • All 3rd party applications must be written in Java ME

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