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G Estes
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I have yet to write my first Java J2ME app, and am wondering if one app will run the same on a Blackberry Pearl as on say a Samsung device?
Rashid Mayes
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It is possible for a J2ME application to run on a Blackberry and a Samsung mobile; although the Blackberry may require extra steps. You should look for the Java ME platform/API support each device. This will help you determine which devices your application will run on.

Something to consider with the 8100, BB devices have proprietary APIs which allow you to leverage more of the device.


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G Estes
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Great info...thanks! Where would you suggest starting (i.e. tutorial) for doing this type of work? I have been doing Swing dev for years and want to look into mobile now.

Thanks again...
Rashid Mayes
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The first this you will need in the WTK; it has many example applications and can build, package, and emulate ME applications. It is available from http://java.sun.com/javame/index.jsp.

Java.sun.com has tutorials and code snippets. There used to be a blueprint for J2ME called smartticket, but I am unable to remeber its location.

Many like to use NetBeans for developement; it has custom libraries and a visual editor. I prefer an eclipse based environment.

Additional resources can be found at:

http://developer.samsungmobile.com/Developer/index.jsp
forum.nokia.com
developer.sonyericsson.com


When you are ready to start building BlackBerry optimized applications, you can visit the link below to download the JDE and view a getting started guide.

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/
 
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