Java Will Be the Dominant Handset Platform
Interest in the potential for Java to serve as a platform for downloadable games and other content on mobile handsets has grown substantially in the past year. Developer interest has been piqued by the rollout of services based on Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) by several carriers in the US and Asia. OEM and carrier interest is also evident in Europe where several carrier provisioning services should begin commercial operation within the next twelve months.
Carriers and OEMs are drawn to Java as it is considered an open platform that guards against vendor lock in. …
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