Lots of mobile e-reading apps mean big bucks for Java ME

The Amazon Kindle has spurred huge growth in the e-book market. Lots of people get Kindle-envy watching other people whip out their sleek devices and immerse themselves in an e-book, any time and anywhere, like at the airport or in a waiting room. So, instead of the Java ME-based Kindle, they go online and buy a Java ME-based e-reader app for their smartphone. Win-win.

See:

Java ME and e-books = Good Match

Here's a quote:

 "I never really wanted something 
 that was a single-function device. 
 I just couldn't see spending ... 
 $300 for a device where I'm sort 
 of locked in to one retailer. 
 Whereas my phone, that does 
 everything."

 Forrester Research analyst Sarah 
 Rotman Epps said that while the 
 Kindle has sparked interest in 
 e-books, downloads of e-reading 
 applications for smart phones 
 have far outnumbered the Kindles 
 sold.
Java ME technology is great at enabling whole industries to pop up, just like it has done for e-books.

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