Palm has released IBM’s WebSphere’s Micro Environment Java 2 Micro Edition for all Tungsten handhelds. This runtime environment allows users to run Java applications on their handhelds and enables the more than three million members of the Java development community to create applications that will run on Tungsten handhelds such as the Tungsten W, Tungsten C, T2 and T3, and Tungsten E. The application is a free download for those who purchased their Tungsten devices October 1 or later, and a $5.99 purchase for existing users. For download or purchase, please visit the Palm web site.
Palm also released the WebSphere Micro Environment Toolkit for Palm OS developers for use with J2ME desktop development tools. IBM will also be optimizing WebSphere Studio Device Developer (WSDD) for use in creating Palm OS Handheld Java applications. WSDD can also be integrated with other WebShphere Studio tools, as well as DB2 Everyplace and MQ Series Everyplace. For more information about Palm’s Java strategy, visit the Palm web site.