Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 6th Oct 2009 20:21 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Windows Before the iPhone, we were content with stylus-based interfaces that worked well - mostly - for what you needed to do. Then came the iPhone. From a pure feature perspective, it was (and is) lacking, but it more than makes up for it by being a polished product that's easy to use. The iPhone shook the entire industry up, and while newcomers have done relatively well (webOS, Android) Windows Mobile is now so far left behind you can barely see it any more. Windows Mobile 6.5 is supposed to be the first step towards modernising Windows Mobile - but it fails miserably.
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RE[7]: Miserable trade-off
by Timmmm on Thu 8th Oct 2009 11:50 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Miserable trade-off"
Timmmm
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2006-07-25

I was going to say "You've obviously never written a J2ME app" but apparently we've already had that conversation:

http://www.osnews.com/thread?354739

It really is a very limited platform. Hell it doesn't even support qwerty input.

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RE[8]: Miserable trade-off
by spiderman on Thu 8th Oct 2009 13:48 in reply to "RE[7]: Miserable trade-off"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23

I was going to say "You've obviously never written a J2ME app" but apparently we've already had that conversation:

http://www.osnews.com/thread?354739

It really is a very limited platform. Hell it doesn't even support qwerty input.

WTF?
there:
http://java.sun.com/javame/reference/apis/jsr118/
keyPressed method of the Canvas class. Look at the Key Events section.
Why are you spreading FUD about J2ME? It does support more hardware than any other language for mobiles. Why don't you read the doc? Yes, it does support qwerty keyboards.
Which language can replace J2ME exactly? Which other language is supported by over a billion phones? Which alternative do you have? No other language support the range of hardware J2ME supports.

Edit:
After thinking about it a little more, I think maybe you talked about software keyboard? Like this one?
http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/A_Canvas_Qwerty_Keyboard_For_...
Or what? What are you talking about? J2ME does obviously support any type of qwerty keyboard I can think about.

Have you ever had a problem with handling keyboard input in J2ME?

Edited 2009-10-08 14:06 UTC

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