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Hello,

I would like to learn how to develop applications for Java enabled cellphones.
I have a rich programming experience, but no Java knowledge.

Can somone help by pointing me to the right direction, with the following questions:
  1. What kind of enviroments are there on cellphone devices (I only aware of Java), and what enviroment is the most common.
  2. What kind of Java is used for cellphones? Is it the same Java used on a PC?
    What are the differences?
  3. If possible, can you recommend me a book or a good souce to begin with, on both cellphone application structure, and coding?

Thank you.
Jul 3 '07 #1
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RedSon
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Hello,

I would like to learn how to develop applications for Java enabled cellphones.
I have a rich programming experience, but no Java knowledge.

Can somone help by pointing me to the right direction, with the following questions:
  1. What kind of enviroments are there on cellphone devices (I only aware of Java), and what enviroment is the most common.
  2. What kind of Java is used for cellphones? Is it the same Java used on a PC?
    What are the differences?
  3. If possible, can you recommend me a book or a good souce to begin with, on both cellphone application structure, and coding?

Thank you.
Most cellphones either support J2ME or .NET compact framework. The Java used for PC is different the the Java used for mobile phones. You want to look for J2ME or Java Mobile Edition.

There should be many tutorials in the Java mobile or embedded sections. Try working through those. Sun Microsystems wants people to use their Java product as much as possible so that they can continue to make money on it, so they will give you lots of resources to get you started.
Jul 3 '07 #2

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Most cellphones either support J2ME or .NET compact framework. The Java used for PC is different the the Java used for mobile phones. You want to look for J2ME or Java Mobile Edition.

There should be many tutorials in the Java mobile or embedded sections. Try working through those. Sun Microsystems wants people to use their Java product as much as possible so that they can continue to make money on it, so they will give you lots of resources to get you started.
In other word, I shouldn't learn java, but j2me?
Jul 3 '07 #3

RedSon
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In other word, I shouldn't learn java, but j2me?
Well they are both pretty much the same its just that j2me does not have as many classes and functions as java. So if you learn java you will also be learning j2me and vice versa.
Jul 3 '07 #4

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