Using Filters With the Java ME Device Matrix
By Christine Dorffi on Mar 06, 2008
Let's say you have a design for a mobile application, and you know what technology (JSR) is required by the platform. You then want to know: What handsets will support your design?
The SDN Device Matrix is a table that lists information on hundreds of devices that run Java ME technology.
Searching on Multiple Filters
To get the answer to your question about support for specific technology, use the Device Table Software Filter to select a set of multiple JSRs. When you click
Go, the Device Matrix will show only those devices that satisfy your user-defined filter.
- Hold down the left button on your mouse and click Bluetooth to select it in the list.
- Hold down the CTRL key and, using your mouse, left-click CHAPI, CLDC 1.1, Location API, and Scalable 2D Vector Graphics.
When you click
Go, the table will display the search results set, as shown in the following figure.
Searching on MSA
To see the devices that support the platform of choice today, set the Software Filter to MSA, the Mobile Services Architecture as defined in JSR 248. MSA comprises a set of 17 JSRs (or 9 JSRs in the MSA subset case) that define a Java ME platform. It is becoming the platform of choice for mobile developers because it provides a stable and feature-rich deployment environment.
The Device Matrix database is updated quarterly with devices from major manufacturers. You can submit comments or updates using the Corrections or updates link found top and center on the page.