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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

skype and Nokia N770 (running OS 2007 Hacker edition)

Someone discovered that is possible to make Skype run on N770 with Os2007 HE.
It works really great for me!

This is what I did to get it working with skype:
1) First I installed the latest version of os2007 hacker edition, version 4.2007.46-3
2) Install Skype-ui, Menu>Tools>App Manager>Browse Installable apps>skype-ui
3) Download the last Skype armel deb, version1.7.62.48.5 and extract the file named skypehost (In folder ...../usr/bin you find it).
4) copy skyhost into your mmc card (using the USB cable).

5) Install Xterm, to install XTerm on a Nokia 770 0S2007HE go to maemo-hackers and click on the .install link for "bora"
6) Install "becomeroot" package, download it from here

7) Copy skypehost from your mmc card to /usr/bin:
Start Xterm
~ $ sudo gainroot
/home/user # cp /media/mmc1/skyhost /usr/bin
/home/user # chown user:users /usr/bin/skyhost

That's all! You can find more information on the original post

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Oh, Christmas time again!!

I have been very busy last month, working a lot and training karate a lot.

One week ago , I got a new karate belt, brown (2 kyu). The picture is from our training camp in December 2007 with Shihan Lionel 8th Dan from South Africa and Sensei Mikael Lundström 5th Dan.

Today it was time to buy the last Christmas presents..., now after a nice dinner and some glass of wine I got into the Christmas spirit!!!

I wish you a Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

great to be JavaME developer

It looks very nice all new Java features of Nokia's S60 3rd Ed. fp 2

Because of Nokia's new S60 Java VM, we will get:
  • better performance for JavaME applications
  • possibility to dynamically extend the virtual machine with new APIs.
S60 3rd Ed. fp2 also will add support for:
  • MIDP 2.1
  • subset of JSR-248
  • eSWT
  • and lot more .......
Great improvements Nokia!

update:

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Next Generation Java for Mobile devices

I think it will be a very interesting Java mobility year 2008, now when Google also have introduced Android. It look like Android is Java-based but not based on JavaME, I wonder why and what will Sun do about this?

What is Next Generation Java for Mobile devices?
For the moment we have different answers and more confusions for all of us.

We have:
For me as a JavaME developer it is important to understand different companies Java support in near future (2008)!
so Please Nokia, SonyEricsson and Motorola tell us!!!

I also think it would be great to have more information about the work going on in JSR-249 and JSR- 271, please tell us!!

Read more here:

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I have been accepted to the N810 maemo device program

I have got a E-mail that made me happy!

N810 maemo submission accepted.
Congratulations! You have been accepted to the N810 maemo device program.
We will send your discount and instructions as soon as the device is available in your selected shop (soon).
maemo team - http://maemo.org

update:

Saturday, October 27, 2007

No support for Java 6 in Leopard

I feel very disappointed about that Apple have not add support for Java 6 in Leopard!!

I have plan to buy me a new Apple laptop (after Apple have release Leopard) but now I don't know any longer. Perhaps I will go for a linux laptop instead??

What laptop should I buy?
What linux OS should I go fore?
(Ubuntu, Suse10)
Or perhaps solaris (look like James Gosling think it better choise)?
What do you think is the best solution for a Java developer?

Read more here:

Friday, October 26, 2007

the future of JavaME

There is a lot of confusion about what James Gosling had said about the future of JavaME.

Anyway, I hope we very soon will see more devices supporting JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 + JSR-232 + JSR-249 (but this JSR is not ready yet)!
On that platform it will be possible to add also the old JavaME platform (MIDP2.1 (and of course JSR-248)).

Read more about all good things with JSR-232 here


Read more here:

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sun and Samsung developing a Java mobile phone

I read that Sun and Samsung are joinly developing a Java phone!
This is interesting because Sun bought the SavaJe company earlier this year and now we could see some result of that.

Read more here:

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nokia N810 Internet Tablet - really cool!!

This is a device I have waiting for, I will buy it!
It is the first Nokia Internet Tablet with a keyboard and GPS.
I will also be able to install JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 on it, thanks to phoneMEAdvanced!
Nokia N810

Read more here:
update:

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

eSWT and Netbeans

Nokia have now released a eSWT plugin for Nokia S60 SDK 3rd Edition FP2 beta.

I thought, will I be able to use my favorite JavaME development tool, Netbeans 5.5.1, for develop a eSWT Midlet?
The short answer is: Yes it works, thanks to the Nokia SDK (very nice Nokia!!)

HowTo get started with eSWT development with Midlets?
  1. Read: eSWT for S60, First Contact - Gorkem Ercan from Nokia
  2. Read: How to use eSWT with Midlets.
  3. Install Nokia S60 SDK 3rd Edition FP2 beta
  4. Install eSWT plugin
  5. Install Netbeans 5.5.1 and Netbeans Mobility Pack and add the Nokia SDK (In the menu "Tools/Java platform manager", choose "Add platform" and "Java Micro Edition platform Emulator")
I used the example code from How to use eSWT with Midlets and it works with Netbeans!

But Netbeans don't support eSWT, it works because of the Nokia SDK, I wondering if there is any plans for eSWT support in Netbeans?

Read more about it here:
update:

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Started, a Swedish Java User Group

Now there is also a Swedish Java User Group, in Sweden we also have a other Java user group called JavaForum since many years ago.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Google phone runs SaveJe SW?

A interesting rumors about that the Google phone will be using a Java based OS (SavaJe??).

JavaOne 2006 I bought the first (and last) SavaJe phone. The phone was nothing special, it was a basic low end phone, but it was a Java phone!
It was ok for me, because I am a JavaME developer.

But this time, if this rumors is true I hope they release a phone with something "extra", something that normal people (not only Java developer) find useful. I believe this is really important to have a business success!

Read more about it here and here.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

new Nokia official Podcast

Interesting, Nokia has started offering official podcasts, I find this podcast very interesting!

They talked about how important it is for Nokia Research Center to worked more open and together with other companies and university and how important it is with standards and Open Source.

I have earlier wondering why Nokia S40 platform support JavaME faster and bettter compared with the Nokia S60 platform. In this postcast Nokia explained it "Nokia S40 is a more closed platform and really need JavaME, but for the Nokia S60 you also have c++". But I think this is wrong, JavaME is also really needed for the S60 platform, if you would like to develop enterprise applications you need high end devices (S60) and of course really good support for JavaME.

If you want to subscribe, here is the XML feed for your podcasting client.

Back in business

Back in business after 5 weeks holidays, I have now worked 3 weeks.

Last 3 month I have been able to test both a Nokia E90 and a SonyEricsson P1. It is very interesting to compare them, first I didn't liked the P1 so much, but I have now change my mind. I think I need both...

Some important things have happen during summer:

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

IPhone nothing for a (JavaME) developer

Read this two good articles about IPhone and developing applications for it: No Java ME for you! Get out of line! and Developing Applications for the iPhone

Iphone only support Ajax/Web 2.0
:-(

This is VERY good news for companies like Nokia, SonyEricsson , I believe you really need to support JavaME now and in the future on Mobile phone, PDA or a UMPC!!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

SonyEricsson investigating/implementing eSWT

Great news, now also SonyEricsson investigating/implementing eSWT
Read more about this at Gorkem ERCAN blog

Friday, June 08, 2007

MS Vista UMPC killers?

Look like 2007 will be a interesting year in the Mobility area!
I am thinking about Mobility devices with a 10 to 11-inch screen and a keyboard.

  • Ubuntu Mobile and Embedded edition, is due to arrive in October 2007. The software is geared for use on Intel's Mobile Internet Device platform--minitablet PCs using low-power processors and tiny keyboards. Read more at CNET News.
  • Palm Foleo, 10 " display, linux OS and full keyboard, is due to arrive during summer 2007. Read more at UltraMobileGeek
It will be very interesting in the future to see mobility plans for other companies like DELL, Apple, Nokia, HP and SonyEricsson, the battle have now started!!

Monday, June 04, 2007

I have got a new Karate belt, brown (3 kyu)


During this weekend I was at a Karate training camp with Sensei Mikael Lundström 5th Dan, he is the head of Kimura Shukokai Sweden. The training camp attracted 250 participants. I think it was great, with a lot of basic karate training, I think I have learn a lot during this training camp. But now my body hurts after practise karate 10h during this weekend.

I have also got a new grade in Karate, 3 kyu.

Monday, May 28, 2007

JSR-232, JSR-249 and Nokia E90

At this JavaOne I went on a session called Advanced Mobile Service Architecture Based on JSR 232 (TS-50695), I think this session was very interesting, perhaps the most interesting session at JavaOne 2007!

This session is about next generation JavaME, based on JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 and JSR 232 Mobile Operational Management.

Now there is also a article based on this session:
Is OSGi the Solution for Mobile Java?

I like this:
  • Most importantly, the developer doesn't need to wait for the Java Community Process or device manufacturers to bring these components to the handset: once wrapped into an OSGi bundle they can be installed to the device over the air and registered as a service, much like an Eclipse plugin is installed via Update Manager.

I cant wait until I get this upcoming Nokia E90 handset and little later also this post-installed add-on software with OSGi and eRCP.

I think JSR-249, Advanced Mobile Service Architecture will be a very important JSR, perhaps also more important than the upcoming JSR-271, MIDP 3.0 I believe.
I hope it don't take to long time before JSR-249 is finish.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Ubuntu support in Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.1

Great, there is now also support for Ubuntu in Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.1.
(it is included in Netbeans 5.5.1)
  • But only Ubuntu 6 is supported, Sun WTK team plan to support Ubuntu 7 in next release.
  • No support for MacOSX and Solaris :-(
If you are a JavaME developer it is really hard to run something else than MS Windows XP/Vista on your laptop, I try to change just before JavaOne 2007, but it didn't work for me.
The missing part for me is now Nokia PC Suite and Carbide.j from Nokia.

Things get better and better!!
:-)

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Midlet with eSWT?

Read Midlet with eSWT, Gorkem ERCAN wants to get your opinions about:
  • If eSWT should be available for midlets? !

For more info about eSWT read also Better UIs with eSWT , Hartti Suomela's at Nokia.

Friday, May 18, 2007

JavaOne 2007; does Sun need to re-invent itself?

Overall the conference was a good one, as usual. Left it full of new energy and compelled to try out numerous new technologies. Update the address book with those new contacts and new friends.

Not that many big announcements during this JavaOne – more like last years that there are some nice mobility things happening, but nothing really concrete comes out of it, yet. See previous post.

There are a few disappointments at this JavaOne2007 though:

  • I am little worried, though, regarding the fact that JavaOne has become a more of an SUN event, there are way too many speakers from SUN.
  • When it comes to the quality of the sessions, the span is huge; from the very worst to the very best one I attended
I compiled a list of some suggestions to, in my opinion, to make better conference next time at JavaOne 2008:
  • A better mix of speakers selected from various parts of the Java Community, around the world, based on their merits. There are actually great many people from numerous organizations very knowledgeable within their fields of expertise.
  • Don’t exclude others communities, e.g. Eclipse eRCP, OSGi, etc. There are way too few sessions covering these “competing” technologies – please keep in mind that other Java based technologies are our friends, the foe is .NET and other things.
  • Why no Pavillion on Friday? Some of the really cool toys presented by Gosling where on display in the Pavillion. After Gosling’s display I would like to see those gadgets for real and close up. Also, I do not want to miss out a session or two just because I also want to check out the Pavillion.
  • Community One was great, but would like to see more specialized days, e.g. for Mobility, etc. We who have traveled from far away would like to spend our time more effectively when in SF.
  • Make Mobility the theme for the next JavaOne
    • “Fly your own planes”, i.e. every year there are a number of announcements regarding Java on mobile devices but we do not see any progress of this implemented within the context of the conference itself
    • Content catalog available only on mobile phone and on the web, it will save a lot of trees.
  • Also record BOFs, some very good sessions not to be missed
  • At next years party we would like to see a repeat appearance with Grinder Girl! Will she cut up those freakin’ robots this time?
  • Don’t start tearing done the place until conference is really over! SunRay where being removed when there where sessions to go to. No, there should be formal ending of conference, where e.g. the official T-shirt is handed out. That wil make people wanting to stick to the very end. Then you can start dismantling
  • Finally, why not have a full five day conference? Less stressful maybe, and there is nothing wrong with repeat sessions on the more popular presentations

See you at next JavaOne May 6-9 2008!


The above comments where compiled from the notes of myself, Ove, and Robert Varttinen. The same text, more or less, will appear soon on his blog.

JavaOne 2007; Recap JavaME

It’s time to go home after a week of conferencing. I am sitting at the airport waiting for my flight back home. It has been an intense week with a lot of new interesting stuff. I thought I ought to sum up this year’s JavaOne conference.

This was the seventh time I’ve gone to JavaOne, so I thought of comparing this year’s with previous ones, but I will be in a separated blog post later.

Some of the hot mobility topics at this JavaOne:
  • Netbeans 6.0 preview (M9) and all new features for mobility, it look really good.
  • The SavaJe has resurrected as JavaFX Mobile (Read more about JavaFX Mobile here) and it also look like SUN will Open Source the SavaJe SW
  • Many sessions were about the SVG API, with SVG you are able to create high-quality UI. Tools like Netbeans and Hyperion Mobile Designer integrate very well together for creating SVG applications
  • Blu-ray and the use of JavaME/CDC/Foundation Profile is pretty cool
  • Sun-Spot, I’ve gotta get me one of those kits! The kit includes two SPOTs and an SDK – unfortunately not ready for Europe yet
  • Netbeans support for development of Sun Spot applications, really nice
  • Thanks to the Open Sourcing JavaME there are now ports on other platforms, e.g. that Nokia N800. The phoneME project has made success in very short time, great work done!!
  • Developers will soon be able to develop applications that comply with the Mobile Operational Management JSR 232 standard (OSGi) and use SNAP Mobile in less-than-optimum networks, according to two announcements made by Nokia at JavaOne 2007.
  • Nokia and IBM gave a demo at JavaOne for developers looking to extend the value of devices to remote desktops and mobile clients across networks that may not be always connected. They showed a service called IBM Lotus Expeditor. It is an end-to-end solution based on Nokia devices enabled by eRCP (embedded rich client platform) and OSGi.
  • Web services to Go, JSR-279 and JSR-280 soon finish (~ June 2007 final approved and devices supporting it 6 month later). With these two RSR’s it will be easier for developer to working with Web Services in the mobility area and it will also add better support for parsing XML data.
  • Ericsson's Mobile JSF kit, which implements a reference solution about mobile-device-specific rendering for mobile applications based on Java EE
  • WidSets, look very cool and soon a new big release.
  • Project Orbit, the Sun Java ME viewer of Laszlo content. It is a Java ME CDC/Personal Basis application that uses the Rhino engine to run LZX programming language Web 2.0 (AJAX style) applications. Very cool!
  • Data binding and JavaME, Netbeans support data binding.
  • Sprint releasing a beta version of Sprint next set of developer tools, the Sprint WTK 3.2 and Mobility IDE. It is a modify Netbeans with added functions e.g. file browser
  • MIDP 3.0 will perhaps come; how long it will take I don’t understand??
    Read more at open.source.motorola
  • Perst Lite – a Open Source database for javaME
  • Advanced Mobile Service Architecture based on JSR-232. This is really hot!
What I would like to hear more about at this JavaOne, but it was missing at this JavaOne:

Conclusions:
  • JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 is next generation Java that could compete very well with .Net but companies like Sony Ericsson, Sun and Motorola talk more about JavaME/CLDC1.1/MIDP2.0. This must change very fast I believe!!
  • Web Services for JavaME will perhaps be useful at the end of this year
  • Advanced Mobile Service Architecture based on JSR-232 is really hot and soon there will be devices supporting it
  • JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 for linux is really hot
  • I hope companies like Motorola, Nokia, Sony Ericsson soon will release JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 devices, it will put some healthy pressure on the JavaME community. The funny thing now is that MS windows devices support JavaME/CDC.1.1/FP1.1 better because of the Eclispe project eRCP and the phoneME project.
  • I am very excited about that Sun has bought SavaJe and let all hope that Sun will be able to release newer versions before too long so. I hope will be able to upgrade my SavaJe Jasper S20 I bought at JavaOne 2006. Meanwhile there is now a site with SaveJe Jasper Developer S20 files
  • I have also met some old Java friends from the Java community and also made some new friends. This is one of the major advantages going to JavaOne!
After Javaone a good resource is the JavaOne Online Technical Sessions and Labs, there you will find:
  • The static PDF versions of the technical session slides are open for viewing and download to all users
  • The multimedia version, which includes the speaker's audio track and text transcription synchronized with the slide deck, is available to anyone who is a Sun Developer Network member.

The above comments where compiled from the notes of myself, Ove, and Robert Varttinen. The same text, more or less, will appear soon on his blog.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

JavaOne day 2 starts soon

Day two is about to begin (now it is 7.30 AM), yesterday I had sessions/BOF from 8.30 AM to 11.00 PM.
I think JavaOne is about to go to a lot of interesting Java sessions/BOF, meting a lot of new Java people and also discover a lot of new Java products in the JavaOne Pavilion.

Yesterday I also went to a extra JavaOne Q/A session with Scott McNealy, chairman of Sun Microsystems. He is really a interesting person!
It was a great opportunity to ask question about whatever you want.




JavaOne had now started

First day of JavaOne.
Some interesting things:
  • The SavaJe software will be OpenSource
  • Ericsson have a new partnership with Sun about Open Source IMS
  • Open Source JDK is now finished, new site launched: http://openjdk.java.net
  • JavaFX Mobile announced, http://java.sun.com/javafx/
  • Sun had a demo on the SavaJe phone and Nokia N800 running JavaME/CDC
  • JRE gets bigger and bigger, because of that there will be a consumer release of JRE in Q1 2008
  • JMaki (http://ajax.dev.java.net) and Phobos (http://phobos.java.net) for scripting, fully supported in Netbeans
It is funny device manufactures didn't know about JavaFX when I asked about it in the JavaOne Pavilion?!
To me it look like SUN invent things like JavaFX Mobile without talking with device manufactures like Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Motorola. It could end up with devices not supporting all these new things Sun talks about at JavaOne

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

JavaOne also have the CommunityOne event

The day before JavaOne starts, Sun had a free event called CommunityOne. There were sessions about Netbeans, Glassfish (Sun's JavaEE server), OpenJDK/Mobile & Embedded, Web 2.0, Linux/Solaris and OpenSolaris.

I took session's about next release of Netbeans, Netbeans 6.0 (It is now also possible to download a special release of Netbeans for the JavaOne event, this release is called Netbeans 6.0 Preview). I was very impressed about the new included Netbeans profiler, it look very useful!!

Netbeans's mobility pack now also support the Sun Spot technology, there was a great demo from Bob Beasly, he had used Sun Spots to train his dog over the internet. It was a great demo!!

Thursday, May 03, 2007

karate training camp with Master Kimura's four Senior Instructors

The day before the European Championship in Kimura Shukokai Karate 2007 starts, there was a training camp with Master Kimura's four Senior Instructors:
  • Shihan Eddie Daniels 8th Dan from Great Britain
  • Shihan Bill Bressaw 8th Dan from U.S.A
  • Shihan Chris Thompson 8th Dan from South Africa
  • Shihan Lionel Marinus 8th Dan from South Africa.

These four instructors are the head of Kimura Shukokai International.

It was great I could join this training camp!

Tomorrow I am flying to San Francisco, it is now time for the NetBeans day (it's now part of Community One) and JavaOne 2007.

eRCP 1.0.02 Released

I read that eRCP 1.0.02 Released, now also with support for WinCE 5!!
More information about this Eclipse project at the eRCP project home

I am waiting for next release, eRCP 1.1 which will add support for Nokia's S60 platform.
It is close, the release plan (I think I don't know) for eRCP1.1 is July 2007.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Java, golf, karate and photographing


When I don't work with Java, I like to play golf, practise karate and also do some photographing.
This year my Karate club, Kimura Shukokai Sweden arrange the European Championship in Kimura Shukokai Karate 2007, it take place 4-5 may 2007.
I took this picture for this event!

preparing for JavaOne 2007

On Friday I am going to San Francisco and this year JavaOne!!

This JavaOne I thought I could perhaps replace my laptop (running windows XP) with something smaller.

I wrote earlier in my blog: "I am tired of bring my laptop to JavaOne, to heavy and the battery time is only 3 h. I need something else, so please Nokia (or any other company) fix it to next JavaOne, a handheld device with a keyboard like the UMPC!"

I thought for example about a "A ultra thin laptop, with a 11-inch screen and a keyboard. With a screen that I am able to flip horizontally, transforming the laptop into a tablet"
But I have not yet find any device like this!
Perhaps something will come later this year?

Then I thought, I buy me a new hard disk and install Ubuntu 7.04 instead of windows XP.
(I really don't like Windows XP, could I replace it?). I have running Ubuntu on a old laptop for a while and it is very nice.
But this didn't work for me!!

Why did it not work for me?
Because me as a JavaME developer, I really need Nokia PC suite to work (I need to deploy JavaME applications to my phone) and I also of course need a good JavaME development tool (Netbeans & Carbide). I know it was not supported on the linux platform, but I thought perhaps I could install windows XP on a virtual machine (using VMWare player), but it didn't work for Nokia PC Suite!

I have now give up and installed Windows XP again!
I will later give it a try again, but this JavaOne no ubuntu laptop

Because of Java I can't replace my Windows XP laptop with a linux machine!!!!
This is completely stupid!!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Sun buys SavaJe, SUN please Open Source SavaJe SW!

This is great news!!
Sun buys mobile phone software maker SavaJe
Sun promised more details about its plans for SavaJe at the JavaOne Conference scheduled for May 8-11 in San Francisco.
Sun said it expects to close the SavaJe asset acquisition by the end of June.

I wrote earlier in my blog Sun, please work for OpenSource the SW in the SaveJe phone! this because SavaJe is out of business.

Now it will also be possible for SUN to Open Source SavaJe SW!
I think a lot of developers would be happy about that!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

7 Signs Your Project Will Never Make it to Production

Read a interesting post from Ben Moore:


OneJava or NoJava or TwoJava for JavaME/CDC1.1?

I waiting and waiting for devices supporting JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1/PP1.1 and AGUI!

Last year at JavaOne something happen, the Java based phone "Jasper" from Savaje was released and I suddenly was able to buy me phone that support JavaME/CDC1.1!! But last year in November the company SavaJe was out of buissness and again no phone on the market was supporting JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1/PP1.1 and AGUI!

I think that this sort of problem (with badly support of JavaME/CDC in devices) we perhaps can avoid because JavaME is Open Source, this really something great that have happen during 2007!!

There is also a other interesting JavaME/CDC1.1 solution from a Eclipse project called eRCP. eRCP is installed on top of JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 and using eSWT instead of AGUI. eRCP 1.0.1 is already released and the release plan (I think I don't know) for eRCP look like this: Release 1.0.2 April 2007, Release 1.1 July 2007.
Today the eRCP project is supporting following platforms:
  • OS: Windows, CPU: x86
  • OS: Windows Mobile 2003 & 2005,CPU: ARM,x86(?)
  • OS: Nokia Series 80,CPU: ARM
Other platforms that work is going on to add support for eRCP:
  • OS: Nokia Series 60, CPU: ARM
  • OS: Linux Qte, CPU: ??
  • OS: Windows CE v5.0, CPU: ARM
Anyone know more about future plans for devices supporting JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1/PP1.1 or eRCP?
Please tell me!!
I hope they release something during JavaOne!
It is now only 39 days left to JavaOne!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Symbian OS v9.5 is released

I found some interesting things:
  • A database is included, Based on the Open Source database SQLite
    I wondering, will it be possible to use the database when you develop JavaME applications or is it only for internal use?
  • The first mobile OS to support the new ARM® Cortex™-A8 processor (TI OMAP3430)
    More power on devices during 2008 --> It is then possible to build more cool JavaME Enterprise applications!!

Read more at:

Friday, March 23, 2007

eRCP and Nokia E90

I found some interesting things in this presentation eRCP - Ready for prime time! by Gorkem Ercan (Nokia), Mark Rogalski (IBM) from the conference EclipseCon 2007:
  • eRCP as a post-installed add-on software
    component to Nokia E90!!!!
  • Release plan for eRCP: Release 1.0.2 April 2007, Release 1.1 July 2007
  • eRCP Release 1.1: Nokia S60, WinCE
Download the presentation here.

I already thought the Nokia E90 was great but now I also understand that Nokia E90 will also support JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 & eRCP1.1 but as a post-installed add-on software!!!!

Read more about eRCP 1.1 draft project plan at the eRCP project site.

Anyone know more about this?
Please tell me!!

Anyway I think I will get more information about this at JavaOne 2007!!
(Nokia is Gold Cosponsors, but IBM???)
It is now only 45 days left to JavaOne!!

But there is no technical session or BOF about eRCP at this JavaOne??
Strange? why?
Here is the whole content catalog for JavaME at JavaOne2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

I am lucky, I have test the Nokia E90

This week with the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona have been really interesting.
I hope I next year will be able to join this event.

But lucky me, I have actually this week been able to test two new Nokia phones (here in Stockholm): the Nokia E61i and the Nokia E90.
They are really great phones, especially the Nokia E90 phone with integrated GPS and also a radio!
I can't wait till I own a Nokia E90 phone, for more information read the My-Symbian review

Nokia also released a new a version of Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite, Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0, read more about it here. I have now also got the software and will test it later.

my favorite apps for my Nokia E61 phone

I haven't really understand how many great applications you are able to download and install on a Nokia E61 phone (many times they are also for free). I have wifi at home, this is really great (Nokia E61 support wifi), because of that I use my phone more often than before (I don't have to start up my pc - I use my phone instead)

I have install these applications on my Nokia E61 phone:
- gmail, read more here.
I think it is the best JavaME application ever!
I forward all my E-mail to my gmail account and because of that I am able to read all my old Email from the phone, It is really great application!
- Nokia Mobile search
Free Nokia application, search from the phone
- Search (a local search application), download from here.
This is really great, I now able to search locally data stored in my phone
- Adobe Reader
- Opera mini
- Google Maps
- Screenshot for Symbian OS (S60)
sometimes you need to take a screenshot, this application help you
- smart2go, read more here.
The free software Nokia ship with the Nokia E90 phone

I haven't installed these applications yet, but I will later test them also:
- fring, read more here.
- Windows Live search for Mobile, read more here.
- Push email and SyncML with open source Java ME project, read more here
- Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0, read more here.

What application is missing?
Well I would like to have skype on my phone!

update:
Read Tommi's S60 applications Blog about Shortlist of interesting S60 add-on stuff

Sunday, February 11, 2007

karate training camp with Sensei Mikael Lundström, 5th Dan

Today I was at a karate training camp with Sensei Mikael Lundström 5th Dan, he is the head of Kimura Shukokai Sweden. I think it was great training camp, we learned new fun kata called ANONKO. But now my body hurts after practising karate 5h during this weekend.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2

S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 was announced today.
Read about it here

update1:
Improvements in Java™ support in S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 focus on providing support for the subset of the Mobile Service Architecture (JSR-248). The goal of JSR-248 is to reduce the fragmentation of Java APIs.
  • support for MIDP 2.1
  • The subset of JSR-248 has been implemented. It encompasses JSR-118, JSR-184, JSR-205, and JSR-226, as well as PDA Optional Packages for the J2ME™ Platform (JSR-75), Java™ APIs for Bluetooth (JSR-82), Mobile Media API (JSR-135), and Connected Limited Device Configuration 1.1 (JSR-139).
  • updated version of the Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME™ (JSR-226)
  • Java™ APIs for Bluetooth (JSR-82) has been updated to v1.1.
read more at: S60 3rd Edition: What's New for Developers

update2:
Related to this see the article the Mobile Services Architecture Specification which introduces JSR 248 and next generation platform for Java ME devices.

The Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC final version is now available for download, and is it is packed with lots of good stuff, including supported for all the JSRs under the Mobile Services Architecture Specification (MSA).
Read more about at it at C. Enrique Ortiz Mobility Weblog

update3:
S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 focus on providing support for the subset of the Mobile Service Architecture (JSR-248). It look to me "S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2" target low end devices. We have to wait and see when Nokia release support for the full MSA stack that target high end devices.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Vista on UMPC

Interesting in Vista on UMPC?
Read this article: The "OW!" starts now: Don't buy Vista for your UMPC.

My conclusions:
  • MS Vista is really expensive! --> Perhaps we see the beginning of the end for MS??
  • Don't upgrade your UMPC, it is a really bad idea!
  • Wait until they are boxed with Vista, then perhaps buy a new UMPC, but wait for reviews of Vista UMPCs to be published.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

MS Vista or Apple's Leopard on my next laptop

Will my next pc laptop running MS Vista or Apple's Leopard (Mac OS 10.5)?
That is the question for me!
Read this interesting article "Vista: Worthy, Largely Unexciting"

My answer:
Well, when Apple have released Leopard (Q1/Q2 2007) then I will make my decision, but I don't think it will be MS Vista.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Developers have got the power!

If company like Apple and Microsoft don't understand that new devices need Java support, no problems JavaME technology is now Open Source!

I think the PhoneME project is already a success and much earlier than I thought!

Check this out:
Very nice work!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

I am waiting and waiting for cool Java devices

I am waiting and waiting for cool things to show up, for example:
  • A ultra thin laptop, with a 11-inch screen and a keyboard. With a screen that I am able to flip horizontally, transforming the laptop into a tablet
  • A Next Generations UMPC (running MS Vista tablet Edition). Samsung have a cool device called Samsung SPH-P9000, but it is a Korea-only device (running Windows XP Tablet Edition used of UMPC).
  • A Nokia internet tablet, with a 11-inch screen & with a keyboard and also with Java support. Nokia have now released Nokia N800 Internet Tablet, but it has a small screen, no keyboard and NO Java support.
  • A Next Generation JavaME device (running JavaME/CDC1.1/PP1.1 and AGUI or JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 and eSWT).
  • A iPhone, it is released but I have to wait to Q4 2007, when Apple release it here in Europe. But a iPhone with no Java support?!
  • .... and also for Apple's next OS X called Leopard, I thought to get more information from Apple's MacWorld event now, but me and other are disappointed!
I think now I have to wait and see what they releases at the 3GSM World Congress, 12-15 Feb 2007 in Barcelona and of course at next JavaOne, 8-11 May 2007.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

the Apple iPhone must have Java

Apple have done it again!
Apple have announced a phone called iPhone!
  • iPhone runs OS X
  • Yahoo promise to push out mail!
It will be a success!

I think it would be great if iPhone have Java support!

It is a requests for the PhoneME Advanced project
  • Port of CDC/Personal Profile needed for the iPhone!