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access phonebook entries on nokia phones

Benjoe Reyes
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Joined: Apr 24, 2002
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is it possible for a j2me app to access the nokia phone's phonebook entries? particularly 3530,3650, 6600, 6210...
Sathya Srinivasan
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Joined: Jan 29, 2002
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According to the MIDP specification, there is no direct way to access the phone book of the device. However, there are two exceptions.
1. If a TextField's type is PHONENUMBER, then the device implementation MAY give the user an option to select the phone from the address book (only selection)
2. There is a MIDlet.platformRequest(String url) method that can be used to initiate phone calls. The url should be of the form "tel://<msisdn-number>". This is the full form of the number, like +1234567890. This is available only in MIDP 2.0 and your phone should support it.
Hope this helps.

Cheers, Sathya Srinivasan - SCJP 1.2, SCWCD 1.2, SCMAD 1.0
Co-Author of Whizlabs SCMAD Certification Exam Simulator and SCMAD Exam Guide Book
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