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Sprint, Orange Announce NetBeans Mobility Projects

By: Admin, 24 May 2006

During JavaOne week, NetBeans Mobility was part of three announced mobile initiatives with industry players. Sprint, who introduced the first Java-enabled handset in 1999, continued its commitment to mobile Java development by releasing the Sprint Mobility IDE, a fully-branded and customized version of the NetBeans Mobility Pack, which includes the Sprint Wireless Toolkit 3.0. The Sprint Wireless Toolkit 3.0 and Sprint Mobility IDE is available for members of the Sprint Developer Program. To read the press release continue here.

Another operator, European giant Orange, also announced a mobile Java initiative with NetBeans Mobility playing a central role. Sun and Orange will combine their expert resources in Java ME application development in order to deliver a Best Practice Design Guidelines document intended for the developer community to help developers create applications that require fewer versions to run on more handsets. One output will be a version of the Mobility Pack that is optimized for these guidelines. More information is available here.

A third announcement was made by Ikivo, a industry leader in the Scalable Vector Graphics area. Ikivo has integrated their Animator tool with NetBeans Mobility to further enable Java ME developers to utilize SVG animations via JSR-226. A preview of the solution was on display at JavaOne. More information is available here as a pdf.

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