Sun Microsystems and One 2 One will collaborate to develop and deploy
interactive financial and entertainment services based on Java
2 Micro Edition (J2ME) and Mobile Information Device (MID)
profile specifications. Developed by wireless industry experts as the
content platform for interactive services, the combination of J2ME
technology and the MID profile provides One 2 One with an extremely
rich and powerful content environment to create and launch
next-generation wireless services.
In the initial entertainment services rollout, One 2 One will focus in
the area of interactive and networked games. Consumers can play these
games in an offline mode or they can compete interactively with other
players across the wireless network. Java technologies provide
entertainment content providers with a rich graphical user interface
environment for the development of these wireless games.
On the financial service end, J2ME provides a secure environment for
mobile commerce services. Java applications on
mobile phones can actively monitor and alert consumers of
significant events relating to their stock portfolios or bank
accounts. For example, the applications could notify the consumer
immediately when an account has been overdrawn or if the price of a
specific stock fluctuates beyond designated limits.
"This collaboration underscores Sun's commitment to deliver the
service-driven network vision into the wireless industry by helping
wireless service providers, device manufacturers and content providers
to deliver next-generation interactive services to consumers," said
Curtis Sasaki, director, Product Marketing, Sun's Consumer
Technologies. "Leveraging the cross platform benefits of Java
technologies, One 2 One and content providers gain the flexibility to
deliver interactive wireless services onto a wide variety of handset in
One 2 One's GSM/GPRS network."
"One 2 One chose to work with Sun to develop a J2ME-based solution
because of the flexibility that it allows us to work with a variety of
developers and manufacturers," said Craig Tillotson, director of
Business Strategy, One 2 One. "In today's fast-paced, Internet-driven
society, a Java technology-based solution provides us with a
competitive edge, allowing us to rapidly and cost-effective deploy new
wireless services to consumers."
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