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NetBeans Extends Java Platform, Micro Edition Development Support to CDC

New Features and Industry Leaders to Be Featured at CTIA Developer Event

SANTA CLARA, Calif. April 4, 2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), maker of the award winning NetBeans Mobility Pack, today announced the availability of the NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.0 for Connected Device Configuration (CDC). The Mobility Pack for CDC was designed to bring the many advantages of the Java platform to a broad range of network-connected consumer and embedded devices, including smart communicators, high-end PDAs, and set-top boxes.

The Mobility Pack for CDC ushers in the power of the NetBeans GUI Builder (formerly Project Matisse) to the Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME) authoring experience, bringing drag-and-drop screen design to a whole new level of sophistication and ease. Other key features include support for deployment to Symbian OS-based devices, application property editing, and device emulator integration.

Demonstrations of the new Mobility Pack for CDC, along with presentations from industry leaders including Nokia, Sprint and UIQ are highlighted agenda items for the NetBeans Mobility Day @ CTIA, a free developer event being held April 5, 2006 at Harrah's Las Vegas.

Bringing world class tools support to the CDC configuration of the Java ME platform is an important element of ensuring the growth and success of this technology and the devices leveraging it.

"The NetBeans Mobility offering really simplifies the process of bringing Java ME applications to market," said Alan Brenner, vice president, Client Systems Group, Sun Microsystems. "This added support for CDC enables an entire new class of mobile and embedded devices to benefit from its key, productivity-enhancing features."

"The UIQ 3 SDK has been designed by UIQ Technology to be flexible enough to support the SDK extensions from mobile phone manufacturers. Sony Ericsson has delivered on this design with their CDC extension for the UIQ 3 SDK. NetBeans support for CDC and the integration with the SDK further strengthens UIQ as an application development platform," says Peter Wikstrom, Head of Developer Program at UIQ Technology AB.

"The NetBeans Mobility Pack 5.0 for CDC enables NetBeans 5.0 to be used in the context of CDC and its profiles" said Ulf Wretling, director and head of Content Planning & Management at Sony Ericsson. "With features such as the NetBeans GUI builder, intelligent SIS file management and tight integration with the Sony Ericsson CDC Platform 1 extension pack, developers enjoy a complete development environment optimized for usage with the new P990 smartphone and M600 messaging device based on Symbian OS v9.1 and UIQ 3.0."

To learn more about NetBeans Mobility Pack for CDC, visit For more information on NetBeans Mobility Day @ CTIA, visit

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