Startup to launch Java Virtual Machine for Palm

The company, Kada Systems, will offer both a JVM and the tools for building and running applications on the Palm.

"We're really betting on this explosion of smart handhelds and the need for applications," said Jim Acquaviva, company CEO.

Java developers can use their skills to build database applications, said Shekar Mantha, CTO of Kada. "We preserve the look and feel of the Palm," Mantha said.

Although the initial products work only with the Palm, Acquaviva said the company will release versions for the PocketPC and EPOC operating systems in June at the JavaOne Conference in San Francisco.

In spring, the company plans to roll out a version for Blackberry devices, and a Linux edition will follow sometime after that. "As we go forward, future versions will offer more on the handheld API side," Acquaviva added.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Tom Sullivan

PC World
Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Compare & Save

Deals powered by WhistleOut
WhistleOut

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?