9/5/2003 - Danger, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Sun Microsystems, Inc (Nasdaq: SUNW) under which Danger is now a licensee of Java 2 Standard, Micro Edition (J2ME). As part of the agreement, Danger will soon launch products that are compliant with the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) and Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) specifications, which have been a spectacular success for Sun in the mobile phone and wireless device market worldwide.
Danger and Sun's agreement will enable the millions of Java developers to create new applications and services for Danger's hiptop® platform once Java technology integration is complete by (timing). This is significant for users of Danger's hiptop® devices as they will soon have access to a broad range of exciting Java applications such as games, location-based services, financial information, personal productivity tools, entertainment services and more, offered through wireless service providers in the form of "over-the-air" downloads to devices. Danger's technology -- based on the "network computer" philosophy -- enables new applications to be added to its back-end service, and then pushed out wirelessly to users of its devices.
"By widely offering the Danger development platform to Java developers, we can ensure that we continually raise the bar with our software," said Andy Rubin, Danger Co-founder and President. "Danger's goal is to continue to deliver an unmatched consumer experience on our hiptop devices through new applications and services."
"We are pleased to welcome Danger into the Java community," said Eric Chu, Director, J2ME Platform, Sun Microsystems. "The combination of Java technology and Danger's innovative platform will enable users to expand their choice of mobile services and benefit from an exciting world of Java games and business applications."
About Danger, Inc.
Danger's award-winning hiptop Wireless Solution enables wireless operators to quickly and economically deploy new applications and services to consumers over next-generation data networks. Today, this solution includes: the hiptop Service Delivery Engine -- a suite of server-based infrastructure software, which is currently hosted as a service for wireless operators; the hiptop Development Platform -- a platform for the development of mobile applications using industry standard development tools; and hiptop device designs -- hardware designs for wireless all-in-one devices, which may be customized and branded by wireless operators. Additional information about the company and its products is available at http://www.danger.com.
About Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Since its inception in 1982, a singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer" -- has propelled Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) to its position as a leading provider of industrial-strength hardware, software and services that make the Net work. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the World Wide Web at http://sun.com
Danger and hiptop are trademarks, service marks, and/or registered trademarks of Danger, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Java, J2ME and The Network Is The Computer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. in the United States and in other countries.
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