Do operators really want java and the associated data traffic?
During a recent excursion into the business side of applcation development. I find myself asking this question because of the following.
Operators take 40-60% of the revenue from an application sold via their portals. These portals are often inside walled garden networks.
The content is unlikely to sell as many units because the application is overpriced. This is bound to happen when an application developer has to double the retail price for an application just to cover costs.
In turn content providers will not be so inclined to produce innovative content. Thus users will be turned off to downloaded applications/Games.
While not entirely the operators fault. Totally hopeless devices are released to the market. By this I mean devices that require intimate knowledge of device configuration, or hide the applications under masses of menus causing the user in general to just give up.