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NEWS
Issue #2001 - 03 (Jan. 2001)

(Updated on Jan. 17, 2001)

TECHNOLOGY

Motorola and Boland Deliver a Java Development Environment

In anticipation of its soon to be released J2ME*™-enabled iDEN handsets, Motorola has entered into partnership with Boland® to provide its JBuilder™ 4 Foundation development environment as part of the Motorola iDEN® Subscriber Groups developers’ toolkit.

The JBuilder 4 Foundation provides developers with a 100% pure Java™ development environment that supports the latest Java 2 platform standards and cross-platform development. The environment provides developers with the means to build, compile, debug, and deploy Java-based applications with ease and speed.

"Using JBuilder, developers can rapidly deliver a full spectrum of platform independent solutions, including mission-critical Internet solutions or networked databases and client/server connectivity," said Tony de la Lama, vice president and general manager of Borland’s Java Business Unit.

As the success of its J2ME handsets depends on the availability of meaningful applications, Motorola will provide a developer support program that includes development tools, applications testing, personalize support, global marketing, distribution, billing, e-commerce back-end processing and end user support services.

J2ME-enabled iDEN handsets integrate the capabilities of an Internet-ready wireless phone, text pager, and two-way radio. They are expected to be available during the first half of 2001 through iDEN networks operators, including Nextel Communications and Southern LINC in the U.S. and TELUS Mobility/Clearnet in Canada.

*Java 2 Platform Micro Edition

For more information: www.corporate-ir.net/

Mobileinfo Comments and Advisory: We need more application development builders like Borland to support J2ME.  This will improve acceptance of J2MEas a development platform for mobile devices. 

Note: This news release may contain forward-looking statements. Readers should take appropriate caution in developing plans utilizing these products, services and technology architectures.

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