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Vijaishanker bala
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Joined: Sep 08, 2005
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Hi all,
Is it possible to access all the network functions of Symbian OS like the Bluetooth,IR,Camera(not network function) for the Series 60 mobile phones using java or must one use c++ for this purpose...



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Mark Spritzler

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In order to use Java to access these areas, the device itself must implement the particular JSR/API for those features. For instance, some Nokia Series 60 implement JSR 82 Bluetooth API, some don't. Those that don't would require you to have to program in C++ to access those features.

Does that make sense. It is device specific. You need to know which APIs that device implements. You can check out Sun's java site has a link to J2ME devices with a grid on device and features.


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Punit Raizada
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To add to Mark's reply.

If you are looking to develop only for series 60 device then Forum Nokia would be the best place to look at the specs.

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