Sun Blesses Java Phone
SavaJe, a spinoff of Lucent Technologies, throws its hat into the ring with the unveiling of a "sophisticated" handset that runs a Java-centric operating system. (DeviceForge)SavaJe, a spinoff of Lucent Technologies, threw its hator, rather, cellphoneinto the ring at the 2006 JavaOne Conference in San Francisco this week, with the unveiling of a "sophisticated" handset that runs a unique, Java-centric operating system. The Jasper S20 mobile phone, made by Group Sense Limited PDA (GSPDA) and running SavaJes Java-based SavaJe Mobile Platform, also garnered JavaOnes "Device of the Show" honors. Why create a Java-based phone OS, when the mid- and high-tier mobile phone market appears to be locked in a three-way battle among Symbian, Windows Mobile, and Linux?
The answer might best be summed up as, "Its the apps, stupid!"