The success of an open operating system for smartphones is closely
linked to the degree to which the functionality of lower levels of software
and hardware can be accessed, modified, and augmented by add-on
software and hardware. Java MIDP 1.0 allowed only modest access to
underlying Symbian OS functionality. Java MIDP 2.0 exploits it much
more fully and this book brings you the most up-to-date information
available for programming Java MIDP 2.0 for Symbian OS. As Java MIDP
2.0 smartphones begin to ship in volume in 2004, we are witnessing the
coming of a third wave of mobile phones....
This book describes how to program mobile telephones, pagers, PDAs, and other small devices
using Java technology. It is about the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP), which is part
of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME). It is concise and complete, describing all of MIDP
as well as moving into several exciting advanced concepts such as 3D graphics and cryptography.
This third edition covers MIDP 2.0, and has been updated to track the Java Technology for
the Wireless Industry (JTWI 1.0) de facto standard.