The multitasking Java technology environment will expand the utility of the mobile handset and drive new opportunities for operators, device manufacturers and developers to create new services that generate additional revenue streams, Ericsson said.
The integrated solution will reduce the time and cost required in bringing new products and services to the market, ultimately benefiting the end consumer.
"The results of the extended collaboration between Sun and Ericsson is an important step in the evolution of Java technology and can greatly accelerate the pace of innovation and uptake of new advanced applications in coming mobile phones, both for the consumer and the business segment," said Joergen Lantto, vice-president of Strategic Product Management at Ericsson Mobile Platforms. "For example, a Java-technology-based push-mail application could now easily be enabled to run concurrently with other applications."
"We are very happy to partner with Ericsson Mobile Platforms, a global leader in WCDMA platforms," said Alan Brenner, vice-president of Client Systems Group at Sun. "The multitasking environment offered by Sun's solution will further enrich the application support available on Ericsson's platforms. Our collaboration to develop a complete Java technology stack marks an essential milestone for delivering the full benefits of Java technology to wireless subscribers, while reducing costs for service providers, OEMs and developers."