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[.net] .NET for mobiles?

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I recently acquired Visual Studio .NET 2005, and I noticed there's some kind of Mobile Technology module, I haven't really looked into it yet, however Im interested in mobile games programming, and Im wondering whats the best solution: .NET or J2ME. I already know Java, but Java, as we all know, is slow compared to C++ etc. So what's the best place to start?

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From my understanding, right now .net is only available on pda's and the like. I think mostly on the mobile windows platform. Cell phones are still the realm of J2ME and C++ w/ BREW. So I guess it depends on what platform you want to look into. Over half the cell phone games are in J2ME so it can't be all that bad. :)

J2ME
BREW
mobile windows?

Hope this helps.

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.NET is available on Smart Phones. 'All' machines that have Pocket PC/Windows CE could run the CLR 1.1 from the Compact Framework

The next version is called Windows Mobile 5.0 and also has Managed DirectX it's currently in beta and can be downloaded.

Cheers

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Original post by MrCSCUndergrad
From my understanding, right now .net is only available on pda's and the like.
The .NET Compact Framework (netcf) can be installed on existing Windows Smartphones, which isn't that common today. With the release of Windows Mobile 2005 (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/5/default.mspx) netcf is likely to become a much larger platform.

http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/Code/2003/Oct/UsingCompactFramework.asp
http://www.codeproject.com/netcf/
http://samples.gotdotnet.com/quickstart/CompactFramework/
http://www.develop.com/compactframework/
http://www.opennetcf.org/
http://www.paulyao.com/cfbook/
http://blogs.msdn.com/netcfteam/default.aspx
http://www.pocketpcdn.com/sections/dotnet.html

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If you are starting just now I sugest you either wait for .NET CF 2.0 or use 1.1 together with OpenNETCF becouse 1.1 is missing so many things that we're used from "normal" version. (Like trying to get GPS working over the bluetooth on WinCE4.2..joy!)

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