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Java on HP iPaq 900

July 07, 2008


Yesterday, Sun announced (http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-07/sunflash.20080707.1.xml) that Java ME is integrated in the new HP iPAQ 900 series Business Messenger smartphone. Based on the Sun Java Wireless Client software – Sun's Java ME implementation for wireless handsets – and enhanced with custom features designed specifically for HP, the new HP 3G smartphone delivers a flexible wireless e-mail experience, including convenient voice control and hands-free operation.

The implementation is based on the Java Wireless Client which has enhanced features developed for HP devices. This includes a unique wireless email client with advanced hands-free, voice-activated control. The Java application is built to take advantage of Windows Mobile 6.1 native UI features, as well.

The new HP iPAQ 900 series Business Messenger smart phone has the following features:
  • Windows Mobile 6.1 OS 
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Integrated GPS
  • 128MB RAM, 256MB flash
  • Marvell PXA270 CPU running at 520MHz
  • Integrated 3-megapixel camera
  • Mobile e-mail and voice-mail 
  • Business-critical applications 
  • Other applications like GoogleMaps with GPS
  • The Sun Java Wireless Client
  • The latest wireless technologies: 
-tri-band UMTS/HSDPA, 3G
-quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
-Bluetooth
-Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)

To read more about the HP iPAQ 900, view this data sheet from HP: http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press_kits/2007/yourlifeistheshow/ds_ipaq900.pdf

To see how this compares to other Internet-enabled wireless devices that run Java, read my recent article on the Nokia N810, here: http://ddj.com/java/208801979

Happy Coding!
-EJB


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