Sun, China Unicom Team on Wireless Java
At the 2002 Telecom Asia conference, Sun also announced new standard for Java-based mobile devices.Sun Microsystems Inc. Monday announced new Java initiatives in the wireless space at the ITU [International Telecommunications Union] Telecom Asia conference in Hong Kong. For starters, Sun announced that the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.0 standard has been completed and that the final MIDP 2.0 specification, along with the reference implementation, compatibility test suite and beta version of the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit 2.0 are available. Sun officials said MIDP 2.0 includes new features such as enhanced graphics, audio, video, security and games support.
The MIDP is a set of Java application programming interfaces (APIs) for J2ME development. Along with the Connected Limited Device Configuration, MIDP represents a platform for building and deploying mobile Java-based applications for a broad range of devices.