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This article is intended to help you understand what support the Sony-Ericsson P800/P900 has for Java and to show you how to install the necessary Symbian software required for developing Java solutions for these platforms. It will discuss how WebSphere Studio Application Developer can be used to develop the Java code, how this code can then be packaged using the Symbian development kit utilities, and how to deploy it to the Symbian P800/P900 emulator. The Sony-Ericsson Px range is one of the new breeds of smartphones that combines phone functionality with that of a PDA. The Px smartphones provide you with GSM tri-band capability along with GPRS support. The phones use Symbian OS v7 with 12MB of internal user storage and a maximum of 128MB external user storage, provided by the Sony Memory Stick Duo card format. The screen size is 208 x 320 pixels in 4096 colors (6... (more)

London Streetmap Midlet and Flashlite Supported Phones

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog Nice to see some of the more useful application content being made available for J2ME - one of the things I missed on the K750i was a Streetmap for when I managed to get lost (again) in London !!  You can get the Jar from here and the Jad from here Interesting take on which phones are supported for Flashlite - check out this Flickr page which has a picture of Flashlite running on the supported phones - currently 83 in total !  Users are encouraged to post pictures of phones that support flashlite that are not currently listed. ... (more)

Google Talk and Google Local Available to BlackBerry Users

Google Talk and Google Local Available to BlackBerry Users BlackBerry Owners can now use both "Google Talk" and "Google Local" for their BlackBerry device. Google Talk for the BlackBerry is a version  of the Instant Messaging application for the BlackBerry and it enables users to send / receive instant text messages with other Google Talk community members. The use of Google Talk requires a Gmail account. Google local is a version of Google local specifically for the BlackBerry that allows BlackBerry users to see maps and satellite images, local business information etc, on their B... (more)

Will Palm Release Treo 700p In UK?

Will Palm Release Treo 700p In UK ? For a while now I've been alternating between two phones - the excellent K750i, and the Treo 650. From a Smartphone viewpoint the TREO 650 is the "almost device" - its "almost" the best smartphone I have ever used. The palm software is great, and innovative. The flat form factor of the phone makes it easy to use and carry, and it goes inside a business breast pocket easy enough. The keyboard is superb and means you no longer have to use the stylus for data entry. Little touches impress me, such as having the SIM as a pop in on the top of the ph... (more)

Move Over Skype, Hello Jajah!

Jim Liddle's Blog Now everyone knows about VOIP, and everyone knows about Skype. Skype is pretty useful if you are doing Skype to Skype calls or even Skype to phone calls from your desk. Currently however mobile Skype just does not cut it...  It doesn’t work over GPRS, barely over 3G (if you can get a consistent decent signal) and Wi Fi hot spots are not always easy to find and still tend to be not free and quite expensive. What is needed is something simple and easy to use. What is needed is something like Jajah. Jajah was founded by Daniel Mattes and Roman Scharf.  It is ... (more)