Sun Microsystems has recently announced it has embedded its Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) into HP's iPAQ 900 Windows Mobile smartphone. This will allow the handset's owners to view emails in HTML format as well as easily access contact information.
"We are excited to have worked with HP to deliver Java ME on their new HP iPAQ smartphone. Delivering the optimized binary Java technology implementation in a timely fashion demonstrates the value of Java technology and Sun's growing engineering services business in providing our worldwide partners with consistent, unifying solutions and rapid time to market," said Eric Klein, vice president of Java marketing at Sun Microsystems, Inc.
Susan Macke, vice president of marketing for the handheld global business unit at HP, added: "By offering Java on our newest HP iPAQ Business Messenger, we are able to deliver a richer, enhanced mobile experience for our customers. The development of the new smartphone and our work with Sun Microsystems reinforces HP's commitment to meeting the growing and varied needs of our mobile users."
Running on Windows Mobile 6.1, iPAQ 900 comes with lots of features, including GSM and HSDPA connectivity, GPS, Wi-Fi, a 3 Megapixel camera with auto focus and video recording, Bluetooth 2.0, microSD card support, a full QWERTY keyboard and a 2.46 inch TFT touchscreen display with 240 x 320 pixels and 65K colors.
Although the iPAQ 900 was said to hit the market at the end of June, the smartphone doesn't seem to be available yet. In return, HP has released the iPAQ 910, which doesn't look too different when compared to the 900 and it even brings the same features. In case you want to buy the iPAQ 910 (since the 900 model is nowhere to be found), you can get it from HP's website
, for a retail price of $499.