New York Times reports on the Java ME technology Battle

The battle for your phone is going on today and will impact those of us who are wireless consumers and especially those of us who are mobile app developers. The New York Times is using a bit of hyperbole here though. Is it really a "battle"? :-) C'mon, there are real wars going on in the world that don't involve how well you can play Sudoku on your cell phone. But, it's the New York Times reporting this story, so it must be true... Right? ;-)

See:

Battle Going on for your Phone

Here's a quote:

 There are a couple of announcements 
 today that point to a key technological 
 battle: the race to become the platform 
 for mobile applications...

 Sun’s Java is the leader in this area 
 now... If you are not a programmer or 
 wireless executive, I don’t blame you 
 if all this makes your head spin.  But 
 the impact of how this shakes out will 
 be important, and not just for mobile 
 phones.
I guess we have to strap on some +5 plate armor and get out a +10 vorpal sword, since this will be a battle to keep mobile apps open and free (and not controlled by one company). Hopefully, developers see that control of APIs and specs. via one company whether Microsoft, Google, or Apple is not good. But, having a community process, like the Java Community Process involve everyone in the creation and control of APIs and specs. is a better way--something worth fighting for... :-)

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