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Java to speed up 3G apps

Ericsson and Sun are developing a multi-tasking Java-based platform to speed up 3G mobile users' access to content and applications.

Ericsson and Sun are developing a multi-tasking Java-based platform to speed up 3G mobile users' access to content and applications.

The system is based on Sun's Connected Limited Device Configuration Hotspot Implementation and is integrated and optimised on Java-based Ericsson mobile platforms. It will be used by mobile operators and handset manufacturers.

Most existing mobile phones download content in slow, single stages. But Ericsson and Sun aim to use the arrival of faster 3G networks to give users something closer to a multi-tasking PC.

Jorgen Lantto, Ericsson mobile platforms vice-president of strategic product management, said, "Java technology can greatly accelerate the pace of innovation and uptake of advanced applications in coming mobile phones, both for consumers and business."

This was first published in July 2005

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