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jeff willis

Joined: Jul 29, 2004
Posts: 25
I don't have a background with j2me at all. I am a JAVA developer though.

I don't own a PDA, but I am considering one.

I want to make sure that I understand what I am expecting with a PDA.

Let's assume that I have a computer running at my home that is always connected to the internet.

Can I purchase a PDA, program it with J2ME and access my computer at home?

Here is another (more specific example)

I have written an "address book" application on my home PC. I want to program a PDA (or something) to send to this home application a "name". This application would then take that name, look up a phone number and address, and send that data back to the PDA.

Is this possible?

Is this difficult?
James Hodgkiss
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Joined: Jan 22, 2004
Posts: 401
Hiya Jeff,

As you may know, it's pretty straightforward to get a j2me midlet to connect to a remote server.

And if you can convert your PC application into a webapp, then I suppose the only remaining issue would be to get your PC to act as a web server. You should be able to do that with something like IIS (Internet Information Services), tho I'm not sure what sort of webapps IIS can serve.

Hope that helps!

James Hodgkiss
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Joined: Jan 22, 2004
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Don't know that much about PDA's, except the one's with internet connectivity seem to be pretty expensive.
Fred Grott
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Joined: Oct 05, 2002
Posts: 346
Jeff instead of a PDa you might ocnsider a a series60 if you can reach the ppa prices..some provideers are sellign them discounted for $150..darn igot my Nokia 6600 beofre the discounts showed up at $399

More j2me functionality on those devices than PDAs at the moment..

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