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30-08-2002, 02:21 PM
SonyEricsson have made available an emulator to allow J2ME developers to test their Java application ready for the release of the SonyEricsson P800 and T62u.

The detail ( goes on;

The Sony Ericsson P800 and T62u device emulators enable you to test your J2ME applications directly in your IDE tool. The emulator skins are created for Sun J2ME Wireless ToolKit and works with Sun ONE Studio and CodeWarrior Wireless Studio 7 Professional Edition.

For more details and the download, visit this page (

This was announced on August 15th, but I don't remember seeing it posted here, so apologies if it is repeated news.

11-12-2002, 12:20 AM
Hello, there is a limitation in rendering a MIDP app on the emulated P800 in the Wireless Toolkit based emulation that it will not show the actual appearance of the MIDP implementation on P800.
On the actual device MIDP apps that use the Canvas class will be able to use a 208x172 pixels graphical area. The rest of the potential screen area is reserved for a soft keypad used for navigating games. This soft keypad is only visible when a Canvas is visible on screen. Remember P800 supports Java in Flip Open mode only, meaning that hardware keys are not available for navigation in that mode. So a soft keypad was adopted to improve the navigation experience of games in addition to the Jog Dial up/down/select. Admittedly this keypad can be percieved as out of place for some application categories (browsers, map navigation, etc) where graphical real estate is king but this was the approach chosen for MIDP on this product.