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Java 2ME (Micro Edition)

J2ME specifically addresses the vast consumer space, which covers the range of extremely tiny commodities such as smart cards or a pager all the way up to the set-top box, an appliance almost as powerful as a computer. This includes all wireless Java development. Like the other editions, J2ME maintains built-in consistency across products in terms of running anywhere, any time, over any device. Also, network delivery applications written with J2ME are upwardly scalable and portable, to work with J2SE and J2EE.

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Resources and links:

Java 2ME API Documents
[Source: Sun]

Java 2ME Wireless Toolkit
The JavaTM 2 Platform Micro Edition (J2METM) Wireless Toolkit is a set of tools that provides Java developers with the emulation environment, documentation and examples needed to develop MIDP compliant applications targeted at mobile information devices such as cellular phones and two way pagers. [Source: Sun]