Danger adds Java to Hiptop

Feb 14 2005 - 03:36 AM ET | Danger
Danger Inc. today announced the Hiptop will get an update to enable Java. Danger has met compatibility requirements with the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1 and Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.0 specifications within J2ME. This should open up development to third party applications, though the Hiptop is famous for the amount of operator control: bq. Through the content catalog that Danger provides with its hiptop devices, customers already have the ability to preview and then purchase and download various applications and content. Once the next version of Danger's hiptop software is released, Danger and its operator partners will have the ability to offer existing J2ME applications on the hiptop platform. The Danger Hiptop is marketed as the T-Mobile Sidekick in the US.