September 18, 2001

Sprint Widens support for Java

Author: JT Smith

Reported at PC World: "In an effort to bring more features to cell phones, Sprint is calling on Java. The company will add support for the popular programming language in all of its next-generation cellular phones due out in mid-2002, Sprint announced Tuesday.

The move comes after Sprint last week launched a Java developers program in conjunction with Sun Microsystems, which aims to build support around a compact version of the language called J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition).

Sprint now joins fellow U.S. carrier Nextel Communications, which made a similar announcement earlier this year, as a Java proponent. Both companies are hoping Java will allow them to offer users more complex media functions and software choices on cellular phones."

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