Mobile Devices Get a Jolt From Java
Analysis: At JavaOne, the technology is touted as effective delivery platform for users on the go.Emphasizing the role of Java on mobile devices, and the worldwide explosion of wireless connectivity, Sun Microsystems President and CEO Jonathan Schwartz welcomed former Sun President Edward Zandernow CEO of Motorolato the stage of the opening general session at this months JavaOne conference in San Francisco. "Mobile broadband is going to change the fundamentals of delivering applications and services," said Zander. "Whats needed is a service delivery platform, and I cant think of a better one than Java."
Schwartz asserted several times during his remarks that Motorolas shipments of mobile phones outnumber the entire PC industrys rate of shipping new machines. Sun Chief Researcher and Science Vice President John Gage concluded the general session on May 16 with a bit of mobile hardware one-upmanship, showing one of a limited number of Developer Edition Jasper handhelds from Group Sense PDA, whose software platform from SavaJe Technologies features anti-aliased fonts and other desktop-class user interface components and behaviors. This raises the bar, said Gage, for the smart-phone form factor.