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Mobile is global

Posted by qmahmoud on May 8, 2007 at 4:59 PM PDT

This afternoon I attended the general session on Mobility and Devices by Laurie Tolson, Vice President of Client Software Group at Sun.

She started her presentation by discussing how Java is everywhere: desktops, enterprise servers, devices, Blu-ray, 3 billion smart cards, etc. She said this is a great time to be a Java developer. :-)

Jason Ling of MySpace, which is the largest social network in USA, talked about MySpace mobile -- using Java to enable users to take their social network with them in their pockets. Java is enabling MySpace go mobile, and mobile is global.

Martin Wrigley of Orange/France Telecom, which is the first European integrated carrier, discussed how the Mobile Service Architecture (MSA) is a fantastic opportunity as it opens up the doors to developers, and consequently consumers will have access to more applications. Orange has 100 million customers in 92 customers and wants to offer more Java mobile applications to their customers. The first MSA mobile device is the SonyEricsson z50i.

Laurie talked about the Mobilizing Java Video Contest. Visit http://java.sun.com/javame/contest/ to learn about the winners and view the videos submitted. Q.

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