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Vodafone and Sun create mobile application showcase
Posted on 13-Dec-2003 07:57 | Tags Filed under: News

Vodafone and Sun create mobile application showcase
Consumers can view and learn about Java technology Games and other mobile and desktop applications on a new Java Technology Showcase web site. is a consumer website dedicated to Java technology and was developed in response to the popularity of Java software on the desktop, mobile phones and PDAs. The site now features popular Java technology-based games available to Vodafone live! customers, potential customers and consumers around the world. Millions will be able to access a single, central location listing hundreds of leading games such as: "Tomb Raider: Osiris Codex," "Tetris," and "Urban Freestyle Soccer."

"The Java platform continues to prove its value to carriers, developers and consumers, through world-class security, performance and now record deployments and downloads," said Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of software, Sun Microsystems. "With over 150 million Java-enabled handsets worldwide, and growing support for Sun's new Java Desktop System, opportunities, like the technology itself, are emerging everywhere. We are thrilled to be working with the world's leading carrier, Vodafone, to present the latest cool Vodafone live! games and content for the mobile Java gaming enthusiast at" now offers direct links to the websites of 14 of the countries offering Vodafone live! including Australia, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK. Current Vodafone live! subscribers can download the games to their handsets using the easy website instructions. This collaboration also benefits Java technology mobile developers by giving them and their applications greater visibility.

Usage metrics offer a convincing indicator of's success, with over a million users a week initiating the free Java software download since the website's launch in June. Visitors to to date have come from over 190 different countries.

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