Mini 3.1 and iDEN

The official Opera Mini Blog has an item by Lunkwill, one of the Opera Mini developers, announcing that the latest version of the awesome Java ME based web browser is officially supported on recent iDEN (Nextel, Telus Mike, etc.) phones. The article includes complete instructions on the, as Lunkwill puts it, “hacky” process of installing Java apps on these phones. You have to use a free Motorola developer tool and a data cable as well as renaming the install files … Continue reading

Motorola Opens Up iDEN

Motorola has been embracing Open Source lately, releasing their Java ME 3.0 implementation under the Apache license. Moto is also the leading producer of Linux OS phones although none are available in the US. While it’s not Open Source, Motorola has also released iDenJAL. For the 24 million users on iDEN networks this means that loading Java games and applications just got a whole lot easier. This new tool allows anyone to transfer Java ME programs from their Windows 2000 … Continue reading