At this week’s JavaOne conference,
is introducing CodeWarrior for Wireless: Java Development Kit and CodeWarrior for Wireless: Java Edition. The new programming tools have been created to help software developers create wireless applications using Java technology. The new development tools are built from the ground up support Sun’s Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME), according to Metrowerks.
In a press release issued by Metrowerks, Sun Microsystems director Curtis Sasaki told Java application developers to look at the new tools.
“Combined with its expertise in the consumer and embedded market, Metrowerks tools allow developers to write compelling applications for any device, whether it is a Java Card-enabled smart card, a mobile phone running CLDC/MIDP, or communicators powered by PersonalJava,” said Sasaki.
CodeWarrior for Wireless: Java Development Kit for the iDEN i85s phone is available now; the JDK for the Motorola Accompli A6288 phone will be available on July 31. Both JDK’s carry a suggested retail price of US$1,499 — $1,099 for users of CodeWarrior for Java version 6. The tools are hosted on either a Mac or a Windows-based PC.
Other tools for other wireless information devices are expected to be released throughout the rest of the year.