PalmSource Updates Java Engines for T5 & Treo 650
PalmSource today announced the availability of Java Technology for Palm OS Garnet, a WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment (WEME) Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) certified runtime environment, for the Treo 650 smartphone and Tungsten T5 handheld from palmOne. IBM's WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment (WEME) Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) certified runtime environment provides the technology needed to enable standards-based mobile Java applications to run on Palm Powered smart mobile devices.
WEME is currently available for the Treo 600 smartphone, the Tungsten family of products, as well as the Zire 72 handheld from palmOne, and the addition of the Treo 650 smartphone and the Tungsten T5 extends that compatibility to palmOne's latest products. Palm Powered mobile devices from palmOne are award-winning products delivering a powerful combination of form, function and style, while maintaining the Palm OS hallmarks of ease-of-use and flexibility. With keyboard and stylus data input, high-resolution displays, and an intuitive user interface, the Treo and Tungsten lines of mobile products offer enterprises and consumers compelling solutions to easily and conveniently manage professional and personal information while on-the-go.
Java and the Palm Powered Economy
Today's announcement underscores the importance of embedded Java in the mobile device arena and echoes the growing enthusiasm and support within the Palm Powered economy. Providing open-standards-based software development environments such as WEME will help forge new market opportunities for the more than 390,000 registered Palm OS developers; increase demand for Palm Powered smart mobile devices; while broadening the reach of the industry-leading Palm OS platform into the burgeoning Java mobile market. In addition, Java Technology for Palm OS Garnet enables Palm Powered smart mobile devices to leverage mobile operator networks worldwide that have standardized their mobile services offerings on Java technology.
"IBM is committed to working with leading mobile operating system providers to extend computing to a wide range of mobile products and services," said Bruce Morse, Vice President, Business Development, Pervasive Computing at IBM. "Our continued collaboration with PalmSource reinforces our commitment to deliver state-of-the-art Java technology to developers so they can bring their various business applications to an increasingly mobile workforce. PalmSource is leveraging the IBM leadership role in providing middleware to help enable the connection of palmOne's Treo devices to content, information, data, transactions and applications. For developers, the programming model and award winning tools provide a familiar environment to build, test and deploy business applications to the Treo 650."
"Now, the more than 3 million members of the Java development community will be able to develop and deploy business applications for mobile workforces for the recently introduced Tungsten T5 and Treo 650," said Anthony Armenta, director of Software Product Marketing, palmOne. "Together with IBM and PalmSource, palmOne will offer customers another means to leverage their platform investment with an open-standards-based and cost-effective development environment for mobile computing."
WEME Java Runtime Availability
IBM WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment is part of IBM's Workplace Client Technology Micro Edition, server-managed device middleware, designed to connect enterprise data to mobile devices for sales force automation and mobile employee productivity. IBM's WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment V5.7 can be downloaded from palmOne's Web site. The Java Technology for Palm OS Garnet toolkit is now available to registered software developers and can be downloaded from PalmSource's Web site.