In January, Metrowerks released CodeWarrior Development Tools for Symbian OS with PersonalJava
Technology, which allows developers to create J2ME applications for Symbian OS phones.
In June, QNX changed its mind, and took out a licensing agreement with Sun for PersonalJava
Jeode offers a "Sun Authorised Virtual Machine" that is fully compatible with the PersonalJava
and EmbeddedJava specifications.
ChaiVM, he claimed, was one eighth the size of Sun's PersonalJava
According to the company this will be the first product in the region to be based on the Symbian operating system and PersonalJava
. It will be similar to its sister product, the Nokia 9210 Communicator for Europe and Asia, featuring a display capable of showing 4,096 colours, a full keyboard and data synchronisation over SyncML.
Liberate product line manager Peter Larsen says the company plans to use the PersonalJava
application environment in a plug-in role, as it doesn't want to get tied down to any particular real- time operating system by integrating it too tightly.