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How common is MIDP 2.0 today (J2ME)

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MIDP 2.0 has been around for atleast 1½ year or so by now, but how big is the installed user base today? 50% of all cellphones? 10% I know MIDP 2.0 if still far from the norm, but just how far is it?

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I'm not sure percentage wise, but in America new cell phones are still being released with MIDP 1.0 (don't ask me why). I can't mention the phones that are under development due to my NDA, but some released examples are: Sanyo 4930 (released August 2005 or so), Samsung A820 (released Oct/Nov 2005). As it appears unfortunately, the cell phone companies are still not releasing all MIDP 2.0 phones. Hopefully in the near future MIDP 1.0 will be left behind.

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My best guess is that these companies have either too much time or Money invested in MIDP 1 so that all these phones are perfected (in other words they dont' have to rewrite anything to get it up to the MIDP 1 specs) or that they have too many of the chipsets and processors of the old phones left over that they don't know what to do with them (I've noticed that the Firmware versions are almost exactly the same in these "new" MIDP 1 phones).

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for those working on j2me professionally, go to your porting SKU list for each game/app, count total MIDP 2 devices and divide by total amount. While still inaccurate for not counting in handset popularity, probably no NDA violation.

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