PalmSource Inc., has announced the availability of Java Technology for Palm OS Garnet, a WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment (WEME) Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) certified runtime environment, for the Treo 650 smartphone and Tungsten T5 handheld from palmOne, Inc. IBM's WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment (WEME) Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) certified runtime environment provides the technology needed to enable standards-based mobile Java applications to run on Palm Powered smart mobile devices.
WEME is currently available for the Treo 600 smartphone, the Tungsten family of products, as well as the Zire 72 handheld from palmOne, and the addition of the Treo 650 smartphone and the Tungsten T5 extends that compatibility to palmOne's latest products.
"IBM is committed to working with leading mobile operating system providers to extend computing to a wide range of mobile products and services," said Bruce Morse, Vice President, Business Development, Pervasive Computing at IBM. "Our continued collaboration with PalmSource reinforces our commitment to deliver state-of-the-art Java technology to developers so they can bring their various business applications to an increasingly mobile workforce. PalmSource is leveraging the IBM leadership role in providing middleware to help enable the connection of palmOne's Treo devices to content, information, data, transactions and applications. For developers, the programming model and award winning tools provide a familiar environment to build, test and deploy business applications to the Treo 650."
IBM WebSphere Everyplace Micro Environment is part of IBM's Workplace Client Technology Micro Edition, server-managed device middleware, designed to connect enterprise data to mobile devices for sales force automation and mobile employee productivity. The Java Technology for Palm OS Garnet toolkit is now available to registered software developers and can be downloaded from PalmSource's web site.