Friday Feb 13, 2009

The Story on JavaFX Mobile


Unlike JavaFX 1.0, there were no hints about when JavaFX 1.1 (which includes JavaFX Mobile) would be released. So its interesting to see which aspects the stories about the release are picking up.

Some stories are playing up the comparison with Adobe and Microsoft's RIA technologies, wondering what they will have to announce next week at MWC to compare with JavaFX Mobile. Some focus on the new JavaFX partners: handset, carrier and mobile software partners (Sony Ericsson, LG Electronics, Sprint, Orange, MobiTV and Beeweeb) who are the first to sign on to help deliver JavaFX Mobile this year to consumers, and what they have to say.

For others its all about the numbers: the huge number of JavaFX Mobile ready handsets, or the 100,000 downloads of the JavaFX SDK by Feb 1st.

Some are picking up on consistency of the programming model desktop to mobile. And in a week where the next version of the Java ME platform is about to pass a major milestone, some are stressing the ability to use the mobile specific capabilities of today's underlying Java ME APIs, like address book, Bluetooth, camera, messaging, location, payment and web services.
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