Sun Microsystems scooped up Java OS developer SavaJe with little fanfare, only noting that the acquisition would be "immaterial" to its earnings per share and that "additional information regarding the acquisition of these assets will be unveiled at the annual JavaOne Conference." SavaJe launched in 2001 with support from many leading European carriers like T-Mobile and Orange, both of which invested in the company. SavaJe boldly proclaimed back then that a Java-based OS would catapult it ahead of such leading OS makers as Symbian and Microsoft. SavaJe, however, never made good on the promise and has had trouble getting many of its products into the hands of end-users. Sun can certainly help in that regard, but how it plans to integrate SavaJe remains something of a mystery.
For more on Sun's SavaJe purchase:
- see this article from RCRNews