Sun shows iPhone-like Java Mobile FX platform

Sun is again trumpeting Java from the top of its lungs -- and we're not talking about speweing coffee here here -- showing off what appeared to be flashy new cellphone software at the JavaOne conference this week. Not big news there, except that the Sun software apparently looked eerily like the Apple iPhone's software; in fact, the platform Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz showed off is already being dubbed "jPhone" based on the striking resemblance to Apple's goods. The actual product name is Java Mobile FX and it's based on code from SavaJe, a Java-centric mobile OS company Sun just completed acquiring last week. The OS platform war has started, Symbian and MS are leading the pack, will Apple take first spot or will Sun manage to turn things to their advantage, one thing for sure I sure do hope that they have useful functionalities.

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