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Sun blesses Java phone

May 17, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

SavaJe, a spinoff of Lucent Technologies, threw its hat — or, rather, cellphone — into the ring at the 2006 JavaOne Conference in San Francisco this week, with the unveiling of a “sophisticated” handset that runs a unique, Java-centric operating system. The Jasper S20 mobile phone, made by Group Sense Limited PDA (GSPDA) and running SavaJe's Java-based SavaJe Mobile Platform, also garnered JavaOne's “Device of the Show” honors.

The Jasper S20 does not run Java on bare metal; it has a kernel written in C. However, its architecture is said to be greatly simplified, compared to phones that run full-featured OSes such as Linux, Symbian, or Windows Mobile.

Find out all about the SavaJe Mobile Platform, winner of the JavaOne conference's “Device of the Show” award, by reading the full story at DeviceForge.

Sun blesses Java phone

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