Danger Announces Java® Compatibility for hiptop® Software
Important milestone to expedite delivery of new content and applications on hiptop devices
PALO ALTO, Calif. February 14, 2005 — Danger Inc. announced today that the next version (2.3) of its hiptop® software has passed compatibility tests with Sun Microsystem's Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition™ (J2ME Platform™). Danger plans to begin releasing the next version of its software to hiptop users later this year through over-the-air updates. Danger has met compatibility requirements with the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1 and Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.0 specifications within J2ME. CLDC and MIDP have been a spectacular success for Sun Microsystems in the mobile phone and wireless device markets and have established Java™ as one of the premier standards in the mobile industry. Today there are 579 million mobile Java devices connected to mobile networks worldwide.
"Sun is happy to welcome Danger to the Java community," said Eric Chu, Senior Director, Mobile and Embedded Group of Sun Microsystems. "Danger's hiptop platform combined with Java technology is a great match that will generate compelling new applications and services for hiptop devices."
"We are pleased to have reached this important milestone," said Les Hamilton, Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations, Danger Inc. "By harnessing the talents of the vast Java developer community we will accelerate the delivery of new applications and enhance the unparalleled user experience on hiptop devices."
Through the content catalog that Danger provides with its hiptop devices, customers already have the ability to preview and then purchase and download various applications and content. Once the next version of Danger's hiptop software is released, Danger and its operator partners will have the ability to offer existing J2ME applications on the hiptop platform. At the same time, Danger and its operator partners will continue to work with the Java community to develop new applications that are customized to take advantage of the powerful features and intuitive user interface of hiptop devices. Ultimately this will make a wider array of content available to users.
As components of the J2ME standard, CLDC 1.1 and MIDP 2.0 provide the core application functionality required by mobile applications, in the form of a standardized development environment. MIDP has been widely adopted as the platform of choice for mobile applications. Companies around the world have already taken advantage of MIDP to write a broad range of consumer and enterprise mobile applications.
About Danger, Inc.
Danger provides a complete solution that enables wireless carriers to offer innovative and affordable voice and data products to consumers over next-generation wireless networks. Today, this solution includes: the hiptop Service Delivery Engine - a back-end service delivery infrastructure; the hiptop Development Platform-a platform for the development of mobile internet applications using industry standard development tools; and the hiptop Device Design-a hardware design for a wireless all-in-one device that may be customized and branded by wireless operators. Founded in January 2000, Danger is a privately held company backed by leading venture capital firms and corporate investors. Danger is based in Palo Alto, Calif. Additional information about the company is available at www.danger.com.
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