Sun unveils JavaFX Mobile platform

Sun Microsystems announced the availability of its JavaFX Mobile platform, promising developers an environment to create content and services that leverage Java ME. The company also released a complete JavaFX Mobile Emulator as part of its JavaFX SDK, available for download here. According to Sun, JavaFX Mobile is built on top of a consistent Java ME platform implementation, enabling companies to leverage their existing Java investment to create mobile content. In addition to using JavaFX Mobile to extend their current Java ME mobile applications, games and solutions, developers will also have access to Java ME's security model and phone-specific features including address book, Bluetooth, camera and location services.

Sun notes that the JavaFX Mobile platform supports a broad range of mobile devices spanning from mass-market feature phones to smartphones. The company adds it is presently working with handset manufacturers, service providers and independent software vendors--among them LG Electronics, Sprint, Orange and MobiTV--to ship JavaFX Mobile devices.

For more on JavaFX Mobile:
- read this release

Related articles:
Sun expands mobile Java efforts
Sun releases open-source Java ME toolkit
Sun exec: "It's a mistake" Java doesn't run on iPhone