Yes, the stuff for the phones is on its own track. In the Java universe, there's J2EE for enterprise applications, J2SE for desktop applications, and J2ME for small devices. Most of J2ME is developed as Java Specification Requests (JSRs) under the Java Community Process (http://jcp.org/). For an overview of wireless Java, see: http://wireless.java.sun.com/getstart/
All the Nokias so far have been 1.0. They just announced the 6600, which will be their first MIDP 2.0 device, but it's not available yet.
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Did they give a timeframe on when the 6600 will be out? More to the point, even if they did should we believe it? Seems like I've been hearing "Real Soon Now" for quite a while, and while I know Europe and Japan are swimming in cool phones and high bandwidth, I have yet to see signs of it here.