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does j2me programming have any future?

Raju Champaklal
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no one is interested in giving scmad...no one writes a book on it....no one likes j2me...why is this so? i have been such an avid learner of j2me..it really pains too see no one actually interested in it


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ankur rathi
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Just to clear my doubt. Does iPhone or Android programming has any relation with J2ME?
If yes then I think it does have good future.
Ulf Dittmer
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Android isn't related to JME. You might want to read these blog posts about the future of JME on smartphones: http://blog.javabluetooth.com/2009/07/27/uh-what-happened-to-java-me-cdc-on-smartphones/ and http://blog.javabluetooth.com/2009/11/29/lets-talk-about-java-cdc-one-more-time-native-compiling-for-midp3/
Jeanne Boyarsky
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J2ME isn't just limitted to phones. For example, I 'm currently working with a high school using it for a robot.


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Tim Holloway
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Unless I'm much confused, Blackberry uses J2ME. I don't think they're going away anytime soon, so unless they announce a switch to Android, I think J2ME is a safe bet for a little while longer.


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Ulf Dittmer
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As usual, you're not confused :-) It's predicted that smartphones will constitute 50% of all mobile phones in a few years, though, and BB seems to be the only manufacturer that's got traction in that market *and* supports JME. Nokia supports JME in the shape of the low-end CLDC, but they don't have much smartphone momentum (yet?), certainly not compared to BB, iPhone and Android.
Tim Holloway
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"As usual"? More like the reverse.

J2ME was popular on Motorola devices, although mostly for games, from what I could see. However, they seem to be picking up Android these days.
 
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