Nokia Backs Eclipse for Building Apps

Nokia extended its support for Java development by announcing support of the Eclipse platform for developers building applications to run on its phones and devices.

The Helsinki, Finland-based mobile communications giant announced support for the open-source development platform Tuesday at the JavaOne Conference here. And Pertti Korhonen, chief technology officer at Nokia Corp., delivered a keynote presentation at the conference highlighting the company’s commitment to Java.

Meanwhile, D’Arcy Salzmann, senior manager of product management and tools partners at Nokia, said at a news event Wednesday that support for the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) is included in new versions of the Nokia Developers Suite for J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition), version 2.2, and the Nokia Mobile Server Services SDK (software developer kit).

News source: eWeek

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