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J2ME or CLDC Fixed Mobile Phone

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cues7a
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Hi,

Is there any CLDC fixed mobile phone enable to run Java (J2me) applications?

I mean a fixed phone with a GSM.

Thank you.

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sfitzjava
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Hi,

Really not following what you mean by "fixed".
There are many GSM phones that support Java.
Most standard phone you get on GSM networks support CLDC and MIDP2.0
with various JSR support depending on the maker and operator.

Do you have a specific phone and operator in mind?

Operators that do not support JavaME would include Verizon and Alltel, they use
Brew as their language of choice. I think all Sprint phones support JavaME, as
will most of AT&T. T-Mobile has a large number as well, but have some top end
devices (SideKick) that do not support JavaME.

-Shawn

cues7a
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Sorry for my short description.

With fixed I mean a phone that seems to be a fixed telephone but indeed is a mobile phone with a GSM SIM.

For example:
http://www.pcsxalapa.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=339
http://www.globalsources.com/manufacturers/Fixed-GSM-Phone.html

I am looking for something like that but with a JVM to install apps.

Daniel.

sfitzjava
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Wow, who would have ever guessed someone would come up with a mobile phone solution that was not mobile. :) Then to use a term that implied it use to be broke to describe it.

Well the only concept like that I had ever heard of was by PingTel, but they have been bought by BlueSocket, and it does not appear that JavaME was something they found overly interesting.

You might look for a phone with WinMobile running it and then pull the PhoneME build.
The biggest issue is that JavaME needs the 5-way nav support and usually 2 softkeys with a graphics supported screen. Most desktop phones have a 2-4 line LCD with character support only to save on costs. I'm not saying it's not out there, but that is doing to be a tough find.

Let us know if there is one. ("fixed"... why didn't they call it a desktop cellular phone...oh well)

-Shawn