Sun launches JavaFX Mobile platform

Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the availability of the JavaFX Mobile platform. JavaFX is a runtime with supporting tools and technologies that enable content authors and developers to create new content that combines the best capabilities of the existing Java platform with new immersive media services, which can be securely accessed from mobile phones, desktop browsers, TV and other consumer devices. The JavaFX platform opens a vast global market for developers and content authors who want to deploy their content, services and experiences across all the screens of their customers’ lives. Sun will continue to evolve the JavaFX platform for mobile devices, desktop and browser in future releases of the platform. Sun also plans to deliver JavaFX versions for other devices and screens including TV. Sun also announced that several leading handset manufacturers, service providers and ISVs are working with Sun to ship JavaFX Mobile handsets.

Sun will be premiering JavaFX Mobile at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 16-19, 2009. Visit Sun at booth – #2C12; Hall 2 to see the latest in JavaFX technology.

“JavaFX provides new functionality for easily creating more immersive applications that seamlessly integrate content, media and data across device platforms. By delivering JavaFX Mobile on top of the wireless Java platform, Sun is now bringing expressiveness to the most pervasive and powerful platform in the mobile industry,” said Jeet Kaul, senior vice president of the Client Software Group at Sun, in the press release. “We are thrilled with the excitement and interest we’re seeing for JavaFX from many of the world’s top handset manufacturers, service providers and ISVs, which will help us bring this new technology to market and to the world very quickly.”

The Java platform is supported by global mobile operators and device manufacturers, is available on more than 2.6 billion mobile phones and is supported by 6.5 million software developers, making it one of the strongest mobile platforms in the industry. Built on top of a consistent Java ME platform implementation, JavaFX Mobile allows companies to create immersive mobile content, while leveraging their existing investment in the Java platform. Developers can use JavaFX Mobile to easily extend their current Java ME mobile applications, games and solutions with expressive features and functionality. In addition, developers using JavaFX technology have access to Java ME’s mature and highly proven security model and phone specific capabilities, such as address book, Bluetooth, camera, location services, etc.

The JavaFX platform is unique in that it provides a unified development and deployment model for building expressive RIAs across desktop, browser and mobile. JavaFX delivers high fidelity audio and video, rich text, vector graphics, animation and web services for mobile and desktop applications via a simple but powerful scripting language. To help developers and technical designers get a jump-start on building these applications, updated samples, tutorials, articles, screen-casts etc. are available on

The JavaFX Mobile Platform Gains Support From Industry Leading Companies

JavaFX Mobile helps companies across the mobile industry to quickly and easily deliver innovative, new products to market. Service providers can use JavaFX Mobile to deliver the expressive content and services that are critical to improving average revenue per user (ARPU) and end-user satisfaction; JavaFX Mobile allows device manufacturers to offer richer, more immersive applications to help differentiate their devices and ISVs benefit from the pervasiveness of the Java platform to help deploy their content across broad range of wireless devices. Visit for more information on companies who are working with the JavaFX platform.

Source: Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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