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please, tell me how do I start??? the complilers...a GUI...the basics :D but, please tell me about a cell phone that uses C#.net as platform :P thanks in advance! take care!

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Firstly check out the FAQ it will give you lots of useful tips.

I recommend J2ME to start with unless you specifically need to use C++.

Good luck!

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There aren't any cell phones that support the .NET Chip yet to the best of my knowledge (outside of PocketPC smart phones). There are some good articles on J2ME on this very site, so go take a look.

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Doesn't Windows Mobile 2005 support .NET Compact Framework? Because I've already seen a few of those phones out there.

To the OP: I can see why you'd want to stay with a platform you're familiar with, but limiting yourself to C# has two major disadvantages when it comes to cellphones:
* Windows smartphones are not cheap.
* Most phones don't (and won't for a while) support .NET.

shmoove

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Doesn't Windows Mobile 2005 support .NET Compact Framework? Because I've already seen a few of those phones out there.

To the OP: I can see why you'd want to stay with a platform you're familiar with, but limiting yourself to C# has two major disadvantages when it comes to cellphones:
* Windows smartphones are not cheap.
* Most phones don't (and won't for a while) support .NET.

shmoove


MIDlets aren't supported by smartphones natively.

IBM and a few other companies have a JVM that runs on the devices, but they are incredibly slow even on the 600+ MHz devices, and don't handle MIDP very well.

Also, all the JVM softwares I'm aware of for them are payware (just a few dollars).

Smartphones really need C++ or C# and the .net compact framework.

frob.

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MIDlets aren't supported by smartphones natively.

AFAIK the Windows Mobile 2005 phones will have MIDP 2.0 support by default. I've only had my hands on one of these phones and the JVM performed beautifully.

And Symbian devices are also smartphones, right? They've had MIDP out of the box support for quite a while (since Symbian 6.1 if I'm not mistaken).

shmoove

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