New Book from Symbian Enables Developers to Capitalize on Java

6/29/2004 - Symbian Limited announced the availability of the latest Symbian OSTM developer guide book from Symbian Press. ‘Programming Java 2 Micro Edition on Symbian OS’ is the most comprehensive developer guide yet for the most advanced mobile Java environment available: Java MIDP 2.0 on Symbian OS.

The book features in-depth case studies and sample code, produced by leading Java programmers from the Symbian OS ecosystem. Each example has been evaluated on real Symbian OS-based phones, enabling the reader to learn how to program a wide range of compelling mobile content, from games to enterprise applications. The book concludes with a thorough discussion of the strategic importance of Java to the wireless industry, with input from leading Java experts.

Critical areas of Symbian OS Java MIDP 2.0 development covered include:

“Symbian OS is optimized for the mobile Java environment and its open standards are driving a virtuous cycle of research and development,” said Marit Døving, EVP Marketing, Symbian. “Whether you are developing applications and services for Symbian OS smartphones that are currently available, or involved in pre-market phone development, this book will give you a full understanding of the fundamental theory behind developing Java applications for Symbian OS.”

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“MIDP 2.0 and Symbian OS form an integrated, compelling package spanning the software stack of a wireless device,” said Tim Lindholm, Architect of the J2ME platform at Sun Microsystems, Inc. “This book focuses on MIDP programming of Symbian OS phones and digs into the details that are relevant to good application design and getting good performance. The examples are developed completely, through to their installation and execution on real devices.”

Copies of ‘Programming Java 2 Micro Edition on Symbian OS’ will be on sale at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco, from June 28th to July 1st 2004. Visit Symbian in the JavaOne Pavilion at Nokia's booth, number 1401, where a prize draw will be held to win a copy of the book and a Symbian OS smartphone.

Meet the author
Martin de Jode will be signing copies of ‘Programming Java 2 Micro Edition on Symbian OS’ at the JavaOne Conference.

Martin joined Symbian in 2000, after completing an MSc in Object Oriented Software Systems from City University. As a Java Developer Consultant in Symbian’s Developer Network he spends his time providing support to Symbian’s Java developer community. In addition to writing technical papers on PersonalJava and J2ME for Symbian’s website, Martin has developed numerous utility and sample applications showing how to make the most of Symbian’s Java platform. Other activites include delivering training, evangelizing Java on Symbian OS and keeping on top of the proliferation of J2ME JSRs. He also holds a BSc in Physics and a PhD in non-linear optics research.

Pricing and availability
‘Programming Java 2 Micro Edition on Symbian OS’ is published by Wiley and is currently available for purchase at $50.00 via Digital Guru. or

About Symbian Press
Symbian Press was established to communicate authoritative, timely and practical information on Symbian OS and related technologies. Established as a partnership between Symbian Ltd. and Wiley, Symbian Press aims to enable and encourage developers to build great products as well as to educate commentators and decision-makers within the wireless industry. The latest Symbian Press titles can be viewed at

About Symbian Ltd
Symbian is a software licensing company that develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global open industry standard operating system for advanced, data-enabled mobile phones.

Symbian licenses Symbian OS to the world’s leading handset manufacturers. The following Symbian OS licensees have Symbian OS-based mobile phones in production and development: Arima, BenQ, Fujitsu for NTT DoCoMo FOMA, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Sendo, Siemens, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. In 2003, over 6.67 million Symbian OS-based mobile phones were sold worldwide and more than 12 million have been sold to date.

Symbian has its headquarters in London, United Kingdom with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia.

For further information about Symbian and its forthcoming annual trade show Exposium04 –The Smartphone Show, please see or or visit booth 1401 at the JavaOne Conference from June 28th to July 1st 2004.

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