Wednesday, November 12, 2003

J2ME: MIDP2.0 phone from Motorola

Motorola i730 is available in us markets. Key features:
J2ME Support : MIDP 2.0 (JSR 118),Mobile Media(JSR 135), WMA (JSR 120)
OEM Support: Motorola LWT, Look And Feel, Polyphonic MIDI, WAV, AU, Vibrator, Lighting, Motion JPEG, Still image capture, Location API, Phonebook, Datebook, External display, Call Receive and Initiation, Recent calls, File I/O, Serial port, Crypto, Digital Camer, Java Menu MIDlet icon, RF enabling, Alpha blending, Secure file connection, Voicenote, 3D
Heap Size: 1.15 MB
Midlet Storage: >2MB (installed MIDlet space), >2MB (file storage), Recommended Maximum jar file size is 500KB. Now serious business applications and Games are possible on i730.
Max Sockets: TCP: 16,HTTP: 8,UDP: 24 (21 according to developer guide and 24 according to Device specs).
65K Color Display: Vibrant display with enhanced clarity allows you to customize your screen with downloadable wallpapers, adjustable color palettes, and choice of three font sizes.
Concurrency: Supports execution of upto 3 MIDlets at the same time. (Ofcourse only one MIDlet can be in foreground).

Another cool innovative feature is Airplane Mode where you can turn off network connection and use programs, games, voice record, and datebook. Phone will display “Airplane Mode” while in use and display “Service Restricted Airplane Mode On”. The nice thing about i88S and i730 from Motorola is that you can query your location from your phone(using J2ME) without paying a single cent.

Compared to this my Motorola i88s looks so dumb and ugly. I wish I can exchange my phone :-)
i730 Handset