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clarrieg
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Hi

I am new to the world of handhelds. My client wants me to supply handhelds with an app for scanning barcodes and reporting back to a corporate database. The handhelds will be used by forklift truck drivers in the customers yard and will be connected by wireless.

We currently develop in java/eclipse using Swing for our workstation/server apps. Being a small company, we would like to build on our existing java skills rather than start with something else.

The world of handhelds is new to us though and seems quite a deep and complex area.

I have it in mind that we will need to develop using Java ME.

Any help in choosing the best OS for the job would be much appreciated, and any other helpful advice too! Are the implementations of Java ME wide and varied by OS and by handheld model etc? What should I be looking out for?

thanks
Richard