Samsung and Sun working on Java phone?

Posted on Saturday, Oct 13 2007 @ 02:18 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sun and Samsung are working together on a new cell phone that uses Java technology. This product will compete with the iPhone and should be available for less money:
Sun Microsystems Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. are jointly developing a mobile phone to challenge Apple Inc.'s iPhone, a South Korean newspaper reported Wednesday, quoting Sun Chairman Scott McNealy.

McNealy said Tuesday in Seoul that the companies were working on a "Java phone" that would surpass Apple's iPhone in functionality and cost less, the mass-circulation JoongAng Ilbo reported.

The Korean language report did not elaborate.

Spokespersons for Sun in South Korea and the United States could not immediately be reached for comment.

Samsung spokeswoman Lee Soo-jeong in Seoul said "no decision has been made regarding co-development of the Java phone."
Source: IHT

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